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The Resource Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move, by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by Pam Paparone

Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move, by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by Pam Paparone

Label
Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move
Title
Flip, float, fly
Title remainder
seeds on the move
Statement of responsibility
by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by Pam Paparone
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
  • Gr 3–4— Macken's crisp text reveals burdocks sticking to a kid's socks and to a rabbit's fur, touch-me-not seeds exploding from their pods, and acorns being interred energetically by provident squirrels. A final segment explores several kinds of seed "containers" (pods, fruit, nutshells) and the varying shapes of a number of seeds (peach pits, corn kernels, peas), and explains the stages of growth from seed to flowering plant. All the while, in careful step, Paparone's bright, realistic acrylics present clear pictures of the featured seeds in their natural dispersals, from tumbleweeds rolling across a Western landscape to coconuts dropping into a tropical sea. Many of the double-page illustrations contain a circular "bubble" with close-ups of leaves, flowers, pods, etc. Team this inviting introduction with Ken Robbins's elegant Seeds (S & S, 2005) and/or Helene J. Jordan's simple How a Seed Grows (HarperTrophy, 1992), or perhaps Sam Godwin's even simpler A Seed in Need (Picture Window, 2004) for a seed-full good time.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY --Patricia Manning (Reviewed May 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 5, p116)
  • An uninspired look at how seeds are spread by wind, water, animal and human agency. Paparone's illustrations range from slavish attachment to the text (seeds and a tiny chopper accompanying a reference to maple seeds flying "like shiny green helicopters," for instance) to generic winter landscapes in which locust-tree pods on the ground are barely visible, and basswood tree fruit not at all. Along with some awkward lines—"The wind lifts them up and off of the tree"—Macken oversimplifies the definition of "seed" to imply that plants cannot propagate any other way, and departs entirely from her topic on one spread to describe how fallen wild oat seeds work their way into the ground. In addition, not all of the plants depicted are identified, it's difficult to distinguish the "touch-me-not" seedpods from the surrounding leaves and flower buds, and the seeds in the closing gallery are not shown to scale. Steer readers instead to clearer treatments, such as John Farndon's Seeds (2006). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
263738
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macken, JoAnn Early
Dewey number
581.4/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 520L
  • Decoding demand: 61 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 90 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 63 (high)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QK929
LC item number
.M23 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Reading level
2.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Paparone, Pamela
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
seeds on the move
Label
Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move, by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by Pam Paparone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
667074
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823420438
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006037278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823420438
  • (OCoLC)76183363
Label
Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move, by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by Pam Paparone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
667074
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823420438
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006037278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823420438
  • (OCoLC)76183363

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