Friday, June 15, 2012

Book Review: Porcupine's Seeds

About the Book:
Porcupine longs to grow beautiful sunflowers in his garden just like Raccoon. When Raccoon give Porcupine seeds, she says that all they need is soil, sun, and water. But growing sunflowers is not easy for Porcupine.

Porcupine’s Seeds connects to the early elementary science curriculum. Beginning science classes teach that seeds need soil, sun and water to sprout and grow. This fictitious story will cement these science concepts in the reader’s mind

Overall Thoughts:
This story is sweet and teaches beyond the science of growing and nature. Children will also learn about hard work, friendship, patience and self confidence. The illustrations are fun and full of color. You can see the expressions of each characters face and use the artwork to ask what is happening in each scene to help expand beyond the text within the book. A great teaching and learning tool for younger readers.

About the Author: 
Viji K. Chary was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the age of two. Her passion for writing stories began in elementary school and has evolved from coaching children in various activities; including gymnastics, classroom activities and creative competitions. Her stories have been published in Highlights for Children, Ladybug Magazine, Hopscotch for Girls and many more.

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  1. As a former teacher, I really appreciate the concept here. Families need to support reading for and with their children. Really crucial to not let their kids go to the wilder elements of the culture. Thanks for sharing. Love the title.



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