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Grow! Raise! Catch!: How We Get Our Food (Paperback)


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A lively look at where our food comes from, and the hardworking people who produce it.

Farmers and fishermen show off their bounty in this celebration of agriculture and healthy eating!

Bright, enticing photographs of plants, animals, and the people who work to raise them are paired with an accessible text explaining the different kinds of farms that produce our food.  Fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, meat, eggs, and fish are represented, with notes on where and how they grow, and what we make from them. 

Grow! Raise! Catch! offers a breakdown of the farm-to-table process perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students.  Includes a glossary of important terms introduced in the text, and an author's note on how eating fresh foods helps you stay healthy.

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Finalist for the SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

About the Author

Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than forty books, including Families, Whose Eye Am I? and Body Actions (with David A. White). Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong!, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

"This will prove to be an attractive, useful book for food and nutrition units in the lower grades. This volume may even lure children (and adults) back to the farm."—Kirkus Reviews
"Meet vegetable farmers, dairy farmers, fishermen, and the other people who produce, raise, and harvest all the things we eat. Mouthwatering photographs."—Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
"Spotlighting a diverse group of men, women, and children, Rotner's photo-essay shows the people who grow the crops, raise the animals, and catch the fish we eat. The text encourages kids to think about the sources of their food and thank those who labor to provide it, while the vivid color photos include scenes of gardeners, farmers, and fishermen as well as children enjoying the food."—Book Links
"The bright, clear photos and the minimal text, which includes quotes from farmers and interesting facts ('Corn always has an even number of rows'), make for a simple but enjoyable reding experience. A good introduction to the farm-to-table movement for elementary students."—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823438846
ISBN-10: 0823438848
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English