Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.
K-Gr 2-Gail Gibbons's introduction to plant growth and reproduction (Holiday House, 1991) offers clear yet basic information about the entire plant cycle from seed pollination to mature growth. Included at the end of the text are simple facts about seeds and plants as well as a "From Seed to Plant" project that explains how to grow a bean plant. Gibbon's distinctive bold and colorful illustrations include easy-to-read labels, with simple and clear descriptions throughout the text. Erin Mallon's reading is clear and well-paced, allowing students to read along easily. Page-turn signals are optional. For school and public library collections.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.