An ideal birthday or baby gift, Grow is a triumphant celebration of how young animals -- and people -- grow into unique individuals.
What would it be like to grow from an acorn into an oak, a tadpole into a frog, or a fawn into a deer? You would stretch your limbs into the sky, jump from puddle to pond, and spring from path to forest. Children learn to do these things and more as they grow from tiny babies into individuals unlike anyone else in this whole dazzling world. Life is full of change; this reassuring picture book honors the changes that make you unique. Grow is a glorious ode to the wonders of growing up.
About the Author
JoAnn Early Macken writes poetry, picture books, nonfiction, and novels for children and young adults. She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She has written more than 100 nonfiction books for educational publishers.
Stephanie Fizer Coleman thrives on creating beautiful, textural illustrations of her furry and feathered friends. Visit her at stephaniefizercoleman.com.
"When young children and their parents and grandparents explore the woods, fields, and waterways, they ponder 'what if.' What if you were an acorn, caterpillar, tadpole? Step by step, the answers explain the development of these offspring to maturity. Gentle illustrations feature green for growth and locate all the families in different parts of the same woodland. Dappled illustrations and vivid text highlight growth in the natural world." —Kirkus Reviews