Jack's Garden by Henry Cole


With softly colored pencil drawings and rhythmic text in cumulative tale format, this title follows the growth of a boy's backyard flower garden.  The information on plants is clear, simple and perfect for this age group. (Cole is a science teacher!)

Interest Level:  Preschool-Grade 2
DRA Level:  16    /  
Guided Reading:  I

We agree with School Library Journal's assessment that this book is "helpful in a primary setting to introduce gardening or the growth cycle."


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