On Meadowview Street
Caroline lives on Meadowview Street. But where's the meadow? Where's the view? There's nothing growing in her front yard except grass. Then she spots a flower and a butterfly and a bird and Caroline realizes that with her help, maybe Meadowview Street can have a meadow after all.
Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/24/2007 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 an ...more
This is a great part of our unit on positive changes and impacts on our environment. It focuses on ...more
We live this book because we went thro ...more
This eco-friendly picture book demonstrates how even a small step in the right direction can make a differen ...more
On Meadowview Street, by Henry Cole, describes the tale of a young girl moving to a new neighborhood. Having moved probably twenty times in my forty years of life, I ins ...more
3.5 - Even though this isn't the shortest story we've ever read - by a long shot - I'd have liked it to be a little more in depth. Not much, just a very little bit.
The story really is a good one. The story begins with Caroline moving to a new house on Meadowview St. and finding her backyard kind of plain. While outside in the yard one day while her father cuts the grass Caroline spots a wildflower and protects it.
(She very easily convinces her dad to leave a huge p ...more
Caroline and her family moves to a new house on a Meadowview Street. But where's the meadow? She finally spots a new blossom which she decides to protect from the lawn mower. It wasn't long before her preserve got bigger and bigger, and Dad finally decided to sell the lawn mower. They put in a pond and a tree, and soon, there were lawn mowers for sale and meadows up and down Meadowview Street.
Themes: Conservation, meadow habitat, family working together.
Ideas:Art-Disign a garden for your s ...more
However, she notices a wildflower in her yard and quickly makes a small wildflower preserve... which grows, and grows, eventually including trees and a pond. As it grows, it becomes attractive to wildlife, and her neighbors are all taken in and make their own meadows.
It's a pretty book, and the message isn't as anvilicious as it might be. You know what it reminds me off, ...more
A girl moves to a new house on a street called "Meadowview." Being in a new subdivision, the yard has no view of a meadow, or any vegetation to speak of at all really. She convinces her parents to let her preserve part of the yard for wildflowers, and then eventually the preserve gets bigger and bigger until the whole yard is a 'meadow.' Jealous neighbors follow suit.
The story and drawings are beautiful and express the deep love of gardens and nature. It got me excited on what I can do with my yard.
I have never grasped the fascination with manicured lawns: I live in NYC but at its edges, and we have always had a place with a bit of land about it. Meadows are glorious, and a tiny patch of flowering weedery is rather more fun than a green and even lawn. This picture book tells all of that lucidly and with warmth.
A family moves into a new house in a homogenous suburb. When the little girl finds a wildflower in the lawn, she creates an ecological preserve around it. The preserve eventually grows to include the whole yard and they develop it into a place where animals can live.
Great pictures too!
The story of Caroline changing her community is truly inspiring. We read it at every preschool story time in the month of March and then had the children help transform our library to their own meadow. The 5 & 6 year old book group read the book as well and they saw a different aspect of Caroline and her community engagement.