Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell

The publisher's summary:
Watermelons are fruits. Cabbages are leaves. Walnuts are seeds. Carrots are roots. People eat many parts of plants. Even flowers!&nbspDetailed illustrations teach new readers about the edible parts of different plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. Labelled diagrams explain how an apple seed can grow into a new plant, reveal how a walnut is contained within its shell, and show how wheat seeds make flour.
A story for toddlers and preschoolers quite full of information, Plants Feed Me is not bogged down nonsense.  It is sweet and simple, ultimately digestible for the young reader/listener.  The book includes the different parts of plants that are edible, where a plant can grow, and what can be made from plants. The overall message of the book is that "Plants feed us." The illustrations are bold and bright, leaving the plants looking amazingly appetizing.  Even beets. Well, almost . . . 
A great book to introduce eating vegetables and plants to children. I can also see this one being used for younger elementary grades when learning about plants.  Also a great book to read to the youngsters before planting a garden this spring.

Title: Plants Feed Me
Author: Lizzy Rockwell
Publisher: Holiday House
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780823425266

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