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Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

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With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 27th 2001 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Jan 01, 2010 CFAITC added it
Shelves: primary
Introduce your students to flowering plants and seeds with this book, Oh Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth.

The Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of seeds and plants, photosynthesis, pollination, and seed dispersal in this fun, easy-to-read story for young students.

With the Cat in the Hat as their guide, students are encouraged to think about the different ways we use plants, from "the paper for books and the cloth for your pants." He helps elementary students understand that plants are u
Siddharth Chakravarthy
A Pretty Neat and Cute Info-graphics about the Basic concepts of Germination,Pollination and many other topics conveyed in a Simple yet Lucid manner.
Could have been a bit lengthier. But still, It's perfect for Educating the Little kids about the Basics of everyday things.
Sadia Mansoor
Nov 29, 2016 Sadia Mansoor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
There are those who are beyond talented that they can describe these common scientific processes & other basic knowledge in rhyming too! Never knew that one day I will be reading someone like Bonnie Worth, who possesses this talent.
Hence, this book will be a great help for those teachers & parents, who would like to teach their children/students to remember all the science related information in a playful manner with vibrantly colorful illustrations. It will be enjoyed by the kids a lot
Oct 23, 2009 Miranda rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss's classic character, returns for more educational fun in this book about plants. Thing 1 and Thing 2 also make appearances bearing various charts, diagrams, and facts about plants. I found myself wondering what age level the book would be appropriate for--it seems too complex and contains too much information for the younger grades, but the characters and sing-song rhyme may not appeal to the middle grades either. It would require careful planning to incorporate the ...more
Apr 01, 2012 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: plants
One of the best plant books I've found! Covers a lot of information at a level kids can understand. Some activities we've done with this book:
dissect bean seeds and to see the cotyledons, embryo and seed coat
dissect a tulip in the spring and learn about sexual plant reproduction--tulips are perfect because the plant parts are so obvious.
Oana Cerchezan
This science book is great for a third grade classroom for kids to learn about the parts of a flower,what happens in the food cycle of a flower,and the kinds of leaves. A great activity to do with the kids is to buy actual flowers and get the kids to label the parts of a flower.I can also have the different kinds of leaves and have them label the leaves.
Tim Johnson
Jan 06, 2016 Tim Johnson rated it it was ok
Shelves: discovery-time
I am working on a botany program for ages 5-7 and selected this book for evaluation as part of that. If you can get past the somewhat monotonous rhyme scheme there is a lot of good information in the book. It loses points for the rhyming and its lack of extension activities. It is however perfect for the age group, does have a list of recommended reads, and a thorough glossary.
Feb 27, 2012 Evelyn rated it really liked it
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants by Dr. Seuss is a great book about teaching students, K-5, about plants. This book explains the characteristics of a plant such as it's seeds, leaves, stems, etc. It tells students how to flower plants and how to help them grow. This book is a great science content related book with a fun illustrations and text that children will love.
Mar 08, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
Borrowed this from a Reading prof mistaking it for a Dr. Seuss book at first. Despite being initially disappointed it was not actually Seuss, I was pleasantly surprised at the clever use of rhyming to explain plants. I wish I coulda read this book in school for the photosynthesis unit!
Karina Espinales
Oct 13, 2012 Karina Espinales rated it really liked it
This is a good book for third graders because of the use of vocabulary words. The book is about parts of the plants. It talks about the bean plant and the different types of leaves. It is a good book to use for illustrations. It labels the parts of the plans on the book. It is non-fiction.
Feb 02, 2013 Bethany rated it really liked it
Student will love to learn all about hwo a seed can grow in this book. Useful ways to use this book in teaching is to teach about plant life, biotic characteristics, and rhyming.

Grades: 1-5
Topics: plants, seeds, rhyming, botic characteristics
Jan 31, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: own
21 months - Found this at the thrift store and nabbed it for $1. O has learned a lot about plants from this book. We rarely make it to the end of the book but it's still a good basic read about seeds and plant growth.
Hatka Kecalovic
This book is Oh Say Can You Seed? All About Flowering Plants by Bonnie Worth. This book examines various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers. It also focuses on basic photosynthesis and pollination, and seed dispersal. This book can be used in Kindergarten-5 grade classrooms.
Jun 07, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-new
Oct 03, 2011 Kamyshia added it
Shelves: literacy, science
great for discussing plants !
Feb 11, 2010 Kristin rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect book to include when studying the plant cycle!
Molly Darr
Apr 11, 2011 Molly Darr added it
Shelves: science
Another great Dr. Suess book. This book focuses on flowering plants. It would be very useful in the classroom to introduce plant life to first graders.
it good
Jul 19, 2010 Ebono1 rated it it was amazing
Loveee Dr Seuss! very familiar to children, the characters are always the same. this talks about the different ways that plants grow and how they grow. Good "science" book for children.
Alexander Lee
Nov 13, 2016 Alexander Lee rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book because I like seeds and there were seeds. I also enjoyed this book because I like plants and there were a lot of plants.
Oct 13, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: preschool, read-again
I am really liking these Cat in the Hat Learning Library books. This one was advanced for our 3-year-old but she still got something out of it.
Wendy Nickel
Feb 02, 2017 Wendy Nickel rated it it was amazing
All about flowering plants and will use this in the horticulture building at the county fair.
Nov 24, 2013 Caitrin rated it really liked it
This is a fun book to use to talk about plants and how they grow. The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2 show us the importance of plants, their parts, and how they grow.
Mar 14, 2011 Bookie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Moms
Recommended to Bookie by: Adrian A.
A great way to introduce the world of seeds and the way they grow to young kids.
My daughter loves this book. Good read for pre-k and kindergarten children's science.
Apr 12, 2013 Autumn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
I love the books in this series. This one is particularly good because it is made comprehensible for even the younger kids. The rhyming is so clever and well done.
Angela Barakat
I read this with both my children.
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