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Plants Feed Me

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plants feed me

Holiday House, 2014; ages 4-7

Plants Feed Me

by Lizzy Rockwell

Every gardening season in different, and this year things seem to be ripening later than last year. A couple weeks ago we had a bumper-crop of tomatoes and peppers, with melons and pumpkins coming in late.

So harvest season seems to be a good time to share a book about garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Lizzy Rockwell begins with a picture of a child nose-deep in a slice of watermelon. “I am a plant eater,” she writes. Then she takes us on a tour of the garden, showing the different parts of plants we eat: leaves, stems, roots, flowers, bulbs, tubers… and fruits.

Everyone knows that apples and blueberries are fruits. But tomatoes and pumpkins? Aren’t they vegetables? Nope. If it’s got a seed, it’s a fruit. Speaking of which, we eat seeds, too: beans, rice, wheat, and nuts.

Head over to Archimedes Notebook for some Beyond-the-Book activities and more.

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One thought on “Plants Feed Me

  1. Excellent point that every harvest is different. Looks like a fun resource to use with a school or community garden.