Up, Down, and Around (Paperback)

By Katherine Ayres, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763640170, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2008



-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.

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.