Thursday, April 18, 2019
Caterpillar and Bean
First sentence: What's that wedged in a crack in the ground, small and hard and purple-brown? A bean seed. Now here comes the rain splashing down, running into the crack in the ground. The seed has swollen, and its skin has split. There's something white poking out: a root.
Premise/plot: Could this picture book be about caterpillars becoming butterflies and bean seeds becoming bean plants?! Sometimes what you see is exactly what you get.
My thoughts: I think I would like this one better if it was described as a "first science book" instead of a "first science storybook." While this one abounds with facts on every page, it does not abound in story. Facts are good things. There's nothing wrong with a solid informational picture book. I do like the text and illustrations.
Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 6 out of 10
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