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How Do Apples Grow? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

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ApplesHave you ever eaten part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple! Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit--ready for you to pick!

Apples Have you ever eaten a part of a flower? You have if you have eaten an apple! Find out how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit--ready for you to pick!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 26th 2000 by HarperCollins (first published January 30th 1992)
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Matti Davis
Title: How Do Apples Grow?
Author: Betsy Maestro
Illustrator: Giulio Maestro
Genre: How-To
Theme(s): Flowers, Life, Autumn, Apples
Opening line/sentence: When you bit into a juicy apple, you’re eating part of a flower. Fruit comes from flowers.
Brief Book Summary:
This fun book tells all about where apples come from and when and where they grow. It starts off by telling its readers that if they have ever eaten an apple then they are eating part of a flower; this grabs attention from the beginning.
Mar 15, 2015 Amber rated it it was ok
While the pictures are simplistic and easy enough to follow, I feel like this book goes really in-depth with how apples are formed and may be too complicated for younger readers to understand. I think it would make a great unit in science for fourth and fifth graders, or even bringing in part of the information for younger grades if you happen to be talking about Johnny Appleseed. However, as far as the information goes, I learned a lot that I didn't know about apples, but some of it was hard fo ...more
Sep 16, 2015 Matt rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-book, science
This would be a very informative book for young readers, but I personally didn't enjoy reading it. This book should primarily be used to introduce a science lesson since their is no really story to it. But it would be good at introducing how apples grow from a scientific point of view, the illustrations would also be very good for this.
Nicola Mansfield
Feb 16, 2011 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

This series is perfect for basic introductions to science topics. Told simply, but with enough detail to present the topic thoroughly. The text is written in a narrative voice that is friendly while being informative. The pictures illustrate diagrams with lines pointing to certain parts being discussed and throughout the story the same orchard and family are featured. A perfect combination of text and illustrations make this an enjoyable and
Shanna Gonzalez
This book describes the way an apple grows on a tree, from the tiny leaf buds that exist in winter, to flowers blooming while bees pollinate them, through the time the apple ripens and is harvested. The text gives carefully detailed descriptions of how the fruit develops without being wordy, and children who like to understand how things work will appreciate the straightforward way these facts are presented. Like most of the books in this series, the illustrations are pretty average, but when ap ...more
Stacy Natal
Used to teach procedural non fiction text... the picture book format is a little deceiving, it's a little complex for my second and third graders.
Very straightforward, elementary-school-level explanation of the scientific process of apple growth
Aug 17, 2015 Elanor added it
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I'm not sure where, but recently I stumbled across the idea of the Read-and-Find-Out Science books and this is the first one I've picked up to read and I am highly impressed. Not only are the details and text fabulous and informative, but the illustrations are gorgeous. I will be looking for more of these. Our library had this one, and I'm not sure if these are a necessary to buy or just borrow, but either way necessary to experience.
Jessica Benson
Nov 28, 2012 Jessica Benson rated it really liked it
Shelves: life-cycles, apples, fall
This is a great book to use for the life cycles of an apple. Showing where they start to where they end up and are ready to be picked off the tree. I would use this in the fall to introduce learning centers based on apples.
Feb 12, 2011 Mandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
I can't believe how much I learned from this book! This is by no means what Charlotte Mason would call 'twaddle'! ( :
The author also has another great one in this series called 'Why Do Leaves Change Colors'.

Sep 28, 2011 Firstgradejags rated it it was amazing
This is an informational book. We learned that apples come from flowers and trees rest in the winter, bees help flowers make apples. It takes 50 leaves to feed one apple.
Azriana Johnson
Apr 21, 2013 Azriana Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: ece-3601, science
Very informative book that tells how an apple grows from a seed to being picked off of a tree. This book even taught me something.
Feb 14, 2010 Cece rated it really liked it
Great book to use during a science lesson. Discusses all the different parts of the flowers and fertilization.
Sep 28, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: homeschool, childrens
I learned so much from this book. Or maybe I should say re-learned. Very informative for all ages.
Sep 27, 2013 CFAITC added it
Shelves: primary
Introduce the students to the life cycle of the apple tree through easy illustrations and text.
Read in conjunction with a five in a row book (how to eat an apple pie...).
Su No-kwon
Grade: 1-3
Topic: plants, fruits, how fruits grow
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Before beginning her career in children's books, Betsy Maestro was a teacher. Her first book with Giulio Maestro was A Wise Monkey Tale published in 1975, and since then they have collaborated on more than one hundred books. Their on-going American Story series began with the highly acclaimed The Discovery of the Americas and continues to help young readers understand and appreciate our nations hi ...more
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