This is a beautiful book that will show you how a seed grows into a plant. The entire process has been illustrated in a format that would encourage easy reading and understanding. Share this book with a friend or two to spread the knowledge on botany, too. Grab a copy today!
The transformative life cycle of a sunflower plays out in this bold read-aloud by Sibert honoree Antoinette Portis. “A seed falls, And settles into the ground, And the Sun shines, And the rain comes down, And the seed grows…” To understand how a seed becomes a sunflower, you have to peek beneath the soil and wait patiently as winding roots grow, a stalk inches out of the earth, and new seeds emerge among blooming petals. With evocative and lively illustrations, A Seed Grows offers a close-up view of each step of this process and the ways in which flowers and seeds depend on other creatures, with a striking fold-out spread of a full-grown sunflower and additional material at the back of the book explaining the science of plant life cycles. Antoinette Portis is the author of A New Green Day, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and NCTE Notable Book in Poetry, as well as the Sibert Honor winning Hey, Water!
Table of Contents Introduction What Is Good Seed? Disease-Free Seeds Clubroot Root Knot Blackleg Yellowing Blackrot Classification of Vegetables Seed Kind Seed Variety Plant Strain Plant Stock Buying the Right Seeds Price of Good Seed Seed Growing Advantages Disadvantages Testing of Seed Doing a Germination Test The Right Temperature for Germination Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Every gardener or crop grower worth his salt, knows all about the importance of good seeds, in order to get a bountiful harvest. This book is going to give you plenty of information on how to choose the best seed, what is good seed, and how you can grow plants properly through traditional seed growing methods. A gardener must start with successful seeds, this above all the other factors, is the most important. So he has to find the best way in which he can get the best seed from reliable and from disease-free sources.
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Parables of Jesus are stories about everyday life, ranging from a person’s worldview to economic justice in society. This book examines most parables of Jesus from a critical literary perspective. Twenty-three narrative parables in the Synoptic Gospels are rearranged by their source: Markan parables, Q parables, Matthean unique parables, Lukan unique parables. Each parable invites readers to reengage Jesus’s stories in the contemporary world.
Each living thing in nature follows a life cycle. Come with us as we explore growing up from seed to apple! A beautiful blossom appears on the apple tree. Soon it will be a bright and delicious apple! Get an up-close look at the life cycle of this yummy fruit-from seed to apple-all in the pages of this book.ABOUT THIS SERIES:Every living thing goes through changes as it grows. Tiny seeds grow into huge pumpkins, beautiful apple trees or tall sunflowers. Little eggs can turn into chickens or frogs. And beautiful butterflies begin life as fuzzy caterpillars. The books in the Growing Up series offer kids the chance to learn what happens at each stage of these life cycles. Engaging text, fascinating facts, and beautiful photos complete these books where readers will discover how the process of a new life starting is always fascinating.
The beauty, wisdom and awesome nature of God's creation is all around us even in the abundant, common things that we see every day and take for granted. If you only take the time to look a little closer, you will discover the intricate wisdom and beauty waiting to surprise you.