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The Growing Story by Ruth Krauss
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Oct 22, 2007

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Read in January, 2007

Ruth Krauss’ original text from 1947 is given fresh life by two-time Kate Greenaway medalist Helen Oxenbury. A little boy watches as the grass, trees, chicks, and his pup all grow, but he cannot see that he has grown at all, until he puts on his cool weather clothes once again. Oxenbury’s watercolor and charcoal landscapes are gently reminiscent of impressionist paintings and the innocent expressions on the boy’s face are pure charm. Schools with a 4-year-old program could utilize this quality choice in units on growing.

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