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Jacks Garden [Paperback]

Henry Cole
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March 28 1997
"Building on a rhyme that will be familiar to many children, author-illustrator Cole creates an enticing guide to creating a garden. 'This is the garden that Jack planted...' The final illustration presents a satisfied-looking boy surrounded by a lush, bird-filled flower garden....A concluding page of gardening suggestions serves as a springboard to books with more specific guidelines."--Horn Book.

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?A cumulative story that traces a little boy's backyard flower garden from tilling the soil to enjoying the blossoms. The text delightfully catalogs the process in a take-off on the old rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built." As the garden takes shape, readers see seedlings sprout and bud, flowers open, insects and birds visit and, at last, a lovely garden in full bloom. Each double-page spread is done in soft colored pencils on various colored background. The borders contain detailed labeled drawings of tools, insects, birds, eggs, and, of course, flowers. Instructions for starting a garden complete the presentation. A pretty book rather than a how-to, this would be helpful in a primary setting to introduce gardening or the growth cycle.?Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Ages 4^-9. "This is the garden that Jack planted." Cumulative words and pictures are a great way to show how the parts of nature connect and grow together. In the first framed picture, the boy Jack stands in jeans, baseball cap, and sneakers--one hand on hip, the other holding his shovel, like the archetypal farmer in American Gothic confronting the world. Then, each double-page spread shows an additional link ("these are the insects that sipped nectar from the flowers . . . that grew from the seedlings that sprouted with the rain . . . that fell on the soil that made up the garden that Jack planted" ). Around each framed picture, small, labeled illustrations show the links in increasing detail: the names and types of seed, tools, clouds, and insects. Cole is an elementary-school science teacher, and his nature drawings in colored pencil on colored paper make for joyful learning, both precise and lovely. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth getting April 12 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I'll share the review I wrote for The Home School Manual =======
Jack's Garden "This is the garden that Jack planted." The first double-spread illustration with these words shows Jack on the bare ground. Next, "This is the soil that made up the garden that Jack planted" and an underground picture of various creatures. The story repeats on each page spread adding a new line. This book is a winner. Excellent for reading practice and excellent for science with all the insects, birds, plants and so on illustrated and named.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent plant book! April 23 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is outstanding! Far from being for just the pre-school/younger elementary set, it has a wealth of information which even older kids can benefit from. In addition to the text based on the House That Jack Built, it has labeled drawings of garden tools, insects in the soil, seeds, clouds,parts of plants, plants, butterflies, birds, and other insects. We (my kids ages 4 thru 10 and I) had fun pointing out the things we know and learning the ones we didn't. The illustrations are excellent- colorful and detailed. This book is a wonderful addition to homeschool unit studies on plants.
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By A. Ryan
Format:Paperback
Whoever coined the proverb, "a picture is worth a thousand words" could have been talking about Jack's Garden by Henry Cole.
This book is an excellent illustration of how, step by step, a garden is planted and what the seeds and living creatures do from that point on. We get to see above and below the soil as the garden progresses throughout the season. There are all the names of the plants and creatures labelled neatly next to each, on the main page and in the margins. Best of all, the classic children's poem about the house that Jack built is modified into a catchy text for each picture that makes understanding the magic of a little garden ecosystem effortless for kids as young as three years.
Top notch illustrations and a unique format set this picture book apart and earned it a permanent place in my collection. I only wish I had it in hardback!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is A Real Winner Dec 7 2001
Format:Paperback
I wish this book had been available for me when I was a young child. I'm delighted to be able to give it to my son, age 3. This book shows so many things to be found in a garden - from the first scene where Jack stands shovel in hand in an empty garden through the final page where Jack is surrounded by the beautiful outcome of his work to grow a beautiful garden. Along the way we learn the names of so many creatures and gardening items and see how a garden grows. Buy this book. It's a jewel.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth getting April 12 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'll share the review I wrote for The Home School Manual =======
Jack's Garden "This is the garden that Jack planted." The first double-spread illustration with these words shows Jack on the bare ground. Next, "This is the soil that made up the garden that Jack planted" and an underground picture of various creatures. The story repeats on each page spread adding a new line. This book is a winner. Excellent for reading practice and excellent for science with all the insects, birds, plants and so on illustrated and named.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted educational picture book for kids of all ages Jan. 29 2003
By A. Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Whoever coined the proverb, "a picture is worth a thousand words" could have been talking about Jack's Garden by Henry Cole.
This book is an excellent illustration of how, step by step, a garden is planted and what the seeds and living creatures do from that point on. We get to see above and below the soil as the garden progresses throughout the season. There are all the names of the plants and creatures labelled neatly next to each, on the main page and in the margins. Best of all, the classic children's poem about the house that Jack built is modified into a catchy text for each picture that makes understanding the magic of a little garden ecosystem effortless for kids as young as three years.
Top notch illustrations and a unique format set this picture book apart and earned it a permanent place in my collection. I only wish I had it in hardback!
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent plant book! April 23 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is outstanding! Far from being for just the pre-school/younger elementary set, it has a wealth of information which even older kids can benefit from. In addition to the text based on the House That Jack Built, it has labeled drawings of garden tools, insects in the soil, seeds, clouds,parts of plants, plants, butterflies, birds, and other insects. We (my kids ages 4 thru 10 and I) had fun pointing out the things we know and learning the ones we didn't. The illustrations are excellent- colorful and detailed. This book is a wonderful addition to homeschool unit studies on plants.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is A Real Winner Dec 7 2001
By Sunisurekick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I wish this book had been available for me when I was a young child. I'm delighted to be able to give it to my son, age 3. This book shows so many things to be found in a garden - from the first scene where Jack stands shovel in hand in an empty garden through the final page where Jack is surrounded by the beautiful outcome of his work to grow a beautiful garden. Along the way we learn the names of so many creatures and gardening items and see how a garden grows. Buy this book. It's a jewel.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Garden Treasure Nov. 7 2008
By Gardening Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a wonderful gift for young gardeners or gardeners-to-be! The illustrations are gorgeous and detailed and an inspiration to all to get out in the garden and have a great time. Along with "Too Many Zucchini for Zachary Beany," I'd place it among my favorites for teaching love of gardening.
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