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Plants Feed Me

Lizzy Rockwell


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Paperback (1/15/2015)


Sink your teeth into the plants that feed the world—flowers, fruits, seeds, and all!

With its simple text and bright, appealing illustrations, this book is perfect for young readers learning about where their food comes from. 

Clearly-labeled diagrams show the different parts of plants we use and eat—leaves of spinach and cabbage, the roots of carrot plants, and the wide variety of fruits, such as apples, berries, and tomatoes. Plants Feed Me explores the different types of seeds we eat— beans, nuts, rice, and even how wheat is ground into flour and used to make many other types of food. 

Smiling children pick fruits and vegetables, and learn how plants grow from seeds, stretching toward the sky for sun and into the earth for nutrients. This celebration of fruits, vegetables, and more is sure to get kids interested in what's on their plates!

Praise For Plants Feed Me

"Straightforward text and clear, well-labeled, pleasing illustrations make this a useful introduction to botany."—The Horn Book
"In a celebration of growing (and eating) fresh vegetables and fruit, Rockwell's glossy digital artwork depicts upbreat children plucking apples, picking tomatoes, planting seeds, and watering gardens. . . . Rockwell treats each vegetable like a treasure; even kids with aversions to veggies may be intrigued."—Publishers Weekly
"The short, declarative sentences are easily digested by the very youngest and will tempt burgeoning readers to test their skills. Best of all, children will surely be inspired to taste some of the produce the next time it appears on their plates. Delicious on its own, and it will pair well with other books about gardens, plants, and healthy eating habits."—Kirkus Reviews
"This gentle, colorful picture book explains, simply and accurately, how food gets from the garden and farm onto dining-room tables."—Booklist
"Vivid and detailed gouache and colored-pencil-on-paper illustrations fill each page, and many of the pictures are actually large diagrams with labels and captions that complement the facts described. Though the text is simple and straightforward, it's perfect for developing readers."—School Library Journal
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Holiday House, 9780823425266, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2014

About the Author

Lizzy Rockwell is the daughter of highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Anne Rockwell and art director and illustrator Harlow Rockwell. She has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including some in collaboration with her mother, and has written and illustrated several of her own, including A Bird is a Bird and A Mammal is an Animal.  She lives in Connecticut.  Find her online at