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!”
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