Saturday, March 8, 2014
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a fun and educational book about some pesky plants.
From bright yellow dandelions popping through cracks in sidewalks to purple loosestrife growing rampant along roadways, weeds offer unexpected splashes of color and life to the least likely of places. With lovely language and a sly sense of humor, this beautiful picture book celebrates the tenacious temperaments of these pesky plants and is sure to have little ones chanting, “Way to go, weeds!” - Beach Lane Books
Similar to the books I featured last week for Kid Konnection, WEEDS FIND A WAY, written by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and pictures by Carolyn Fisher, provides a fun way for children to learn about science. This gorgeous picture book features many different types of weeds and all of the places these plants can pop up!
The first things that stood out to me about WEEDS FIND A WAY are the illustrations. They are absolutely gorgeous and definitely make me see weeds in a new light. Each page is full of colorful pictures, one more beautiful than the next; and there is coordinating font that moves across the pages in different angles.
I especially like the tone of this book. No parent appreciates weeds, right? Well, WEEDS FIND A WAY might make you change your mind. The text is both lyrical and fun and there is even some humor thrown in.
Finally, I liked that the last few pages of WEEDS FIND A WAY showcased the different types of weeds pictured in this book. There are small drawing and descriptions of each type of week. They even include the Latin name! I think kids and parents alike can learn a thing or two about these plants, and I'm sure many readers will want to go back and match up the little weed pictures to the pages where they appear in the book.
WEEDS FIND A WAY is adorable and just might make you rethink everything you've ever thought about weeds!
Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.
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