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Up, Down, and Around

Katherine Ayres, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)


List Price: 6.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (2/11/2014)
Paperback (2/26/2008)
Hardcover (3/13/2007)


"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.

Praise For Up, Down, and Around

A pleasant introduction to planting and prepositions.
—School Library Journal

The ink-and-watercolor illustrations offer plenty of details for children to explore…short verses create a quick pace and an upbeat tempo throughout.

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

Candlewick, 9780763640170, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2008

About the Author

Katherine Ayres is the author of A LONG WAYand MATTHEW'STRUCK. She says, "For me as a child, strawberries equaled summer. The best dinners were those with sweet corn and tomatoes fresh from my grandfather’s garden." She lives in Pittsburgh.

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. UP, DOWN, AND AROUND reminds her of her husband’s garden: "By the end of summer, the squash, ornamental gourds, and pumpkins have taken over!" She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.