Seed, soil, sun : Earth's recipe for food

by Peterson, Cris.

Format: Print Book 2010
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Summary
Seed, Soil, Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Once again, noted author Cris Peterson brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, celebrating the cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal. Using the corn plant as an example, she takes the reader through the story of germination and growth of a tiny corn seed into a giant plant reaching high into the air, with roots extending over six feet into the ground. This American Farm Bureau Foundation's Agriculture Book of the Year also discusses the make-up of soil and the amazing creatures who live there--from microscopic one-celled bacteria to moles, amoebas, and earthworms. David Lundquist's stunning photographs bring an immediacy and vibrancy to the seemingly miraculous process.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After establishing that most of our food comes from seeds that grow with the help of soil and sunlight, this straightforward book talks a little about each element in the title, how it relates to the growing plant, and how photosynthesis allows the plant to make energy. The last few pages tell how we consume the plants' stored energy as food: When you eat lettuce, you are eating a leaf. When you eat celery, you are eating a stem, and so on. The book concludes with a short source bibliography and a good recommended-reading list. The simple, direct text is well matched with the clear color photos that illustrate the book. Posed photos of children holding plants, earthworms, soil, and foods are interspersed with equally well-composed, well-lit pictures of growing plants and other scenes of farm life. A good starting place for learning about the process by which seeds grow into the foods we eat.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "For kids who think food comes from the supermarket, this direct guide to how plants grow should set them straight: "When you eat lettuce, you are eating a leaf. When you eat celery, you are eating a stem." Peterson explains how most food comes from seeds, which-thanks to nutrients from soil and energy from the sun-grow into fruits and vegetables. Lundquist's color photographs (many of which feature children getting in on the action of planting, harvesting, and eating) may have kids considering an attempt at growing their own food. Ages 4-7. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Seeds -- Juvenile literature.
Soils -- Juvenile literature.
Seeds.
Soils.
Sun -- Juvenile literature.
Sun.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lundquist, David R., 1950-
Audience Lexile: 1050.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes biographical references.
ISBN 9781590787137
1590787137
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