Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It Starts With a Seed {Book Review & Experiment}

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Take a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed’s transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page. As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures – squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls – who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts With a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple, enchanting message of life and growth.

It Starts With a Seed is a wonderful children's book that was sent to us by Quarto Knows.  This story is written beautifully about a little seed becoming a big tree.   

It Starts With a Seed shows you how something so small, like a seed can become something so big, like a tree.  Laura Knowles takes you on a journey through the season and years to watch this single seed transforms into a mighty tree.  

This mighty tree is home to many creatures as it grows. The artwork in this book is beautifully illustrated by Jennie Webber. The warm low colors, highlight the animals beautifully capturing my children's attention.  I love the detail that went into the beautiful pictures throughout It Starts With a Seed. 

We loved this book so much we did a fun project with it! 

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review* 
For this experiment, choose a window where the beans you plant get plenty of light, but won’t be blasted by the intense sun all day.

Materials
Paper towel
Scissors
Small resealable plastic
bag
Water
Uncooked dried beans, peas, or seeds

 
Step 1: Cut a paper towel in half and fold it a few times so it will fit into the plastic bag.
Step 2: Soak the paper towel in water, squeeze out the excess, and put it into the
bag. Smooth it so that it’s relatively flat.
Step 3: Plant two or three beans or seeds about 1 1/4 inches (3 cm) from the bottom of
the bag, on the same side of the paper towel. Don’t worry if they don’t stay in place, but
if necessary, stuff a little piece of paper towel into the bottom of the bag so the seeds
don’t sit in water.
Step 4: Seal the bag part way, but leave an opening near the top so the plants can get
some air.
Step 5: Tape the bag in a window with the beans facing you so you can watch them as

they grow.














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