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The Resource A seed is sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long

A seed is sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long

Label
A seed is sleepy
Title
A seed is sleepy
Statement of responsibility
by Dianna Hutts Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An informative, yet beautiful, introduction to seeds
Writing style
Illustration
Review
/* Starred Review */ Gr 1-4 –Another contemplative look at the natural world from the pair who created An Egg Is Quiet (Chronicle, 2006). This introduction to seeds and plants uses simple sentences that will stretch children’s minds and imaginations. Each spread is devoted to the seed’s many attributes, including adventurous, inventive, generous, ancient, and clever. The text then builds on these descriptors with interesting facts: “It knows to seek the sunlight....” The author does not shy away from words that children may be unfamiliar with; rather, she constructs sentences that define these words in terms that children can understand: “Not all seeds are eager to germinate. Some have lain dormant, or slept undisturbed, for more than a thousand years.” Long’s ink-and-watercolor sketches, full of rich color and intricate detail, merit high praise. Readers not yet familiar with cursive writing may experience some difficulty deciphering portions of the text independently, but this book is a wonderful addition to units that focus not only on seeds and plants, but also on writing and the language arts.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA --Maura Bresnahan (Reviewed May 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 5, p113)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
161428
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aston, Dianna Hutts
Dewey number
581.4/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD750L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QK661
LC item number
.A88 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
Reading level
3.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Long, Sylvia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A seed is sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635648
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780811855204
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006013302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811855204
  • (OCoLC)67840161
Label
A seed is sleepy, by Dianna Hutts Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635648
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780811855204
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006013302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811855204
  • (OCoLC)67840161

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