Thanks to Alyson at KidLitFrenzy for hosting this weekly challenge. There are so many wonderful non-fiction picture books these days - I just don't want to miss any of them!
This book pays homage to seeds - from the tiny lentil to the giant coconut. The fun and rhyming text make it a great read aloud.
There are 2 other books that are companions to this one - Rah! Rah! Radishes! and Go! Go! Grapes!
Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
What a great book! This book is full of information about what bears eat. But I think the best part is the writing. April Pulley Sayre describes in narrative style the bears' eating habits through the changing seasons. Full of strong vocabulary it would make a great mentor text for writing. And of course Steve Jenkins' artwork is wonderful. So amazing what you can do with collage! Along with writing, this book would be a great addition to a study of animals, seasons or hibernation.
April and Steve have teamed up before - check out their book, Vulture View, which was a Theodor Geisel Honor Book.
April Pulley Sayre has written a lot of terrific books and has a nice website you might want to check out. I think there are even some teacher guides or lesson plans.