Read And Discover: Jody's Beans

By Malachy Doyle

'Light and lovely, filled with affection and facts about gardening.' - Booklist

Jody's Grandad gives her some runner bean seeds, which they plant and watch together. All through the spring, summer and autumn, Jody cares for her beans and watches as they grow and grow. Then, at last, they are ready to pick and eat. Meanwhile, Jody's mum has a baby growing inside her... An informative picture book about life cycles and seasons - key topics of the National Curriculum.

  • 'Encourages children to think, feel and imagine as they learn.' - Burnley Express
  • 'In this affectionate tale, a grandfather introduces his granddaughter to the scarlet runner bean and the pleasures of gardening . . . The natural, easy pace of the text will invite youngsters to linger, and the information is dependable . . . A (green) thumbs-up.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • 'This smart little story from Doyle, about growing a tepee of runner beans, can be extended to take in the big canvas--life itself--but its charm resides in the focus on a singular natural event . . . Doyle's imagery and newcomer Allibone's delicate, framed watercolors yield a rich, concentrated delight.' - Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Malachy Doyle grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives with his family in Wales. He is also the author of The Bold Boy, Sleepy Pendoodle and Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller.

About the illustrator

Judith Allibone is a published illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Judith Allibone include It's a Dog's Life.

ISBN: 9781406318616
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Dimensions: 147 x 210mm, 40pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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