Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
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Poses rhyming questions about what grows and what does not using flaps to cover parts of items.
Location: EP Shea
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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8
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“If you look around you’ll see, / Some things grow like you and me.” Kids know that they’re growing but what else does so? With rhyming text Susan Shea asks kids if one thing grows, will another? For example, “If a cub grows and becomes a bear can a stool grow and become . . .” Lift the flap and the stool elongates as the text finishes with “a chair?”. Time and again living things are paired with inanimate and the readers are asked if they will grow. Finally at the end of the book all is made clear (“Yes to cows. Yes to snakes. No to plows. No to cakes.”) With great panache the book is an entirely new look at growing things and what it means to be more than just big.
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"If a cub grows and becomes a bear, can a stool grow and become a chair?"
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