Monday, January 10, 2011

Seed, Soil, Sun

Seed, Soil, Sun
written by Cris Peterson; photographs by David R. Lundquist
(Boyds Mills Press) 2010
Source: Mebane Public Library

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Each handful of soil contains more living things than all the human beings on Earth. Microscopic one-celled bacteria that munch away on dead leaves and insects are so minute that it would take a thousand of them lined up in a row to reach across the head of a pin. 

Don't you just love mind blowing facts? Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Seed, Soil, Sun is a great combination of easy to understand science and terrific photographs. Author Cris Peterson explains how each part of the plant process (seed, soil, sun) works, why it is important,  and how all of this connects to support life on Earth. She has taken a lot of care to help young readers digest a complex process such as photosynthesis. David Lundquist's photographs are beautiful, but they also serve an important purpose in helping the reader see how seeds grow into plants. Add this book to your collection of science books.

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