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Up, Down, and Around

By Katherine Ayres
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

"An inviting introduction to the wonder of plants, food, and gardening. . . . Will be a favorite of teachers, students, and home readers alike." — Kirkus Reviews

From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life — in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature’s course to a feast of backyard bounty.

  • "This cheerful story is a pleasant introduction to planting and prepositions ... A good choice for introducing how things grow," School Library Journal (US).

About the author

Katherine Ayres is the author of "A Long Way" and "Matthew's Truck". She worked as a teacher and later, school principal, but now teaches creative writing at Chatham University, where she also coordinates the Masters of Arts in Children s and Adolescent Writing.

About the illustrator

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. She also designs a popular line of greeting cards featuring her artwork.

ISBN: 9780763640187
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Dimensions: 322 x 405mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $49.99
New Zealand RRP: $52.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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