Weeds Find A Way

Do you work with children who always grab fiction, leaving the nonfiction on the shelf?


Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and illustrated by Carolyn Fisher is a perfect example of the kind of picture book that will entice the fiction addict to give nonfiction a try.

Jenson-Elliott’s text conjures up lighthearted word pictures. For example, can’t you imagine seeds coming out of pods “…like confetti from a popped balloon?”  As a perfect complement, Fisher’s mixed media and digital collage illustrations are intriguing and playful. The back matter includes a serious discussion of weeds, including why they are interesting and important, and a list and descriptions of some common weeds.

Weeds Find a Way introduces young readers to the wonders of the natural world by exploring these often ignored, deplored plants. Pick up a copy and you will find out, as the author says, “Weeds are amazing!”

For a full review and related activity suggestions, visit Growing with Science.


2 thoughts on “Weeds Find A Way

    • Resh,

      I didn’t mention it in this post, but in case you are interested I am having a giveaway contest for this book at Growing with Science (link in post). Plus there are links to others in the blog tour who will also be likely hosting giveaways. Just an idea…

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