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A Handful of Sunshine- Growing a Sunflower

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Splendid in-your-face pictures, an over-sized format and an informal straightforward text combine to illustrate the quiet miracle of a sunflower's growth from seed to magnificent blossom. Illustrating a project repeated yearly in countless pre-school and elementary class rooms across America, a young girl plants a handful of seeds and tends to them in her garden - to be ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Handprint Books
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Hannah Taylor
Personal Reaction: I thought this book was very cute because the pictures were of a real little girl going through the process of planting and growing a sunflower.

Purpose: This would be a great book to read aloud to a class of kindergarten to 3rd graders, especially during a lesson on plants and how things grow. It tells the steps of how to plant your own flowers, sunflowers specifically, and gives more explicit directions at the end of the book. This is an example of a nonfiction convention - p
Shannon Wick
A Handful of Sunshine by Melanie Eclare is a wonderful informational text that shows young readers how to grow a sunflower. Readers are able to follow young Tilda as she plants her seed in the ground and takes care of it throughout the summer until it is time to harvest the seeds for eating. Not only does this book have wonderful pictures depicting each crucial step taken by Tilda, but the text is also organized in a way that is very sequential and easy for young readers to follow along. This ...more
Heather Boyd
May 16, 2012 Heather Boyd rated it really liked it
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Terrific photo-book of a little girl planting and caring for a sunflower. A mere hour after reading this to Andrew, we discovered that the tall plant in our windowsill was not corn after all, but a flowering sunflower --this coincidence just makes me love this book a little bit more.
Dec 06, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Big in size. Real life photographs.
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