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What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation. A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper sculptures just right for the very young, One Bean carefully and joyfully takes the young observer step-by-step through a pla ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Walker Childrens
(first published January 1st 1998)
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I did really like this book as I read it out loud to my 3 year old granddaughter. She enjoyed it as well talking about the pictures and what was happening. This is a perfect book to buy or check out around Spring time to help teach children how to plant a 'garden' you can even to what the children are doing.
Oct 22, 2012 Shakita rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is great for the classroom. It's easy to read and follow along with. This book is great for k-2 when they plant a bean. The students can find more activities to do in the back of the book and they can find out more information about beans. I really liked the activity where students bring in seeds from home or fruit they ate maybe from the cafeteria; the children can connect the lesson to their own personal life which is important.
I thought this book would be a little simple for Charlotte, but she LOVED it. She's very interested in gardening and plants, and this book's step by step story of taking a dried bean to a bean plant was just her speed. We are actually working on planting beans now, because of this book. I asked Charlotte if she liked it or really liked it, and she said she LOVED it.
Mar 02, 2012 Melanie rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A simple, very child-friendly book about a child who plants a bean and watches it grow. After awhile, the child is able to pick bean pods off his plant and enjoy the brand new beans he grew all by himself!