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Up in the garden and down in the dirt  Cover Image Book Book

Up in the garden and down in the dirt / Kate Messner ; with art by Christopher Silas Neal.

Messner, Kate, (author.). Neal, Christopher Silas, (illustrator.).


In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt.Explore the secret world beneath the dirt that brings the world of nature to life: Up in the garden, the world is full of green-leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world-earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow-populated by all the animals that make a garden their home. With Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, you can explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year!· Follow a young girl and her grandmother as they journey through the year planning, planting, and harvesting their garden-and learn about what's happening in the dirt to help make it all happen· The stunning and bright illustrations feature dark earthy tones mixed with beautiful pops of color inspire a love of nature and encourage young minds to explore the world around them· Includes a glossary of animals that live in, around, and under the garden to enrich the reading experience Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781452119366
  • ISBN: 1452119368
  • ISBN: 1452161364
  • ISBN: 9781452161365
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 32 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
AD730L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.0 0.5
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5 0.5 178076.
Subject: Gardening > Juvenile literature.
Gardens > Juvenile literature.
Soils > Composition > Juvenile literature.

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