Plunge into digging, planting flowers, and following the seasons with Zinnia.
Zinnia's Flower Garden
Written and Illustrated by Monica Wellington
Penguin/Puffin Books paperback edition ISBN:10-0142407879
"A perfect germination of science and storytelling, growing a terrific introduction to the life cycle of plants and a good choice for young gardeners everywhere"
K-Gr 2-Wellington's familiar gouache cartoons skillfully meld with photographs of flowers for a merry trek through every season of gardening. Red-haired Zinnia, with the help of her cat and dog pals, demonstrates the skills that bring forth a brilliant wealth of blossoms. The author augments the discussion of the process with instructive border illustrations. Each spread also features tidbits of information such as the types of clouds, the life cycle of a butterfly, parts of a flower, or money math (atop the page of her lemonade and flower stand). Wellington wraps up the tale with a page of tips for growing one's own bouquets. A title that is rich in application and enjoyment.
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