Love them or loathe them, weeds are here to stay, finding their way into cracks and crevices, fields and flower beds, and maybe- just maybe- into your heart too.
Weeds Find a Way is the debut children's book by Cindy Jenson- Elliott, beautifully illustrated by Carolyn Fisher.
Weeds Find a Way, picture book trailer from Carolyn Fisher on Vimeo.
My children and I truly enjoyed this book. I challenge you to look at a weed in the same way after you read the lovely descriptive writing, detailing the perseverance of these plants. The author realizes that weeds generally aren't looked upon with value, in fact they're often misunderstood plants that grow in unwanted places. However, with the visual appeal of the gorgeous full-color illustrations, a new picture is painted of the beauty a weed actually has. You realize that they are fighters and will indeed find a way to endure, grow, and develop when the odds are against them, and often with quite lovely results if we take the time to look and pay attention to the nature around us.
At the end of the book there is a glossary of several specific types of weeds. Some are familiar like the dandelion and milkweed, and some not so much, such as the spotted knapweed or teasel.
Weeds Find a Way will make a fantastic addition to any home or classroom library.
About the author-
Cindy Jenson-Elliott is the author of fourteen books of nonfiction and hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines and educational publishers. She is a teacher and environmental educator with an MA in education and a passion for connecting children with nature. In her free time, she enjoys swimming in the ocean and spending time outdoors in San Diego, where she lives and gardens with her family of four humans and three Buff Orpington chickens. Visit her at CindyJensonElliott.com.
About the Illustrator-
Carolyn Fisher grows a bumper crop of weeds every spring in her yard in Calgary, Canada, where she lives in her husband and son. Books she has illustrated include the acclaimed Good Night World by Willa Perlman and her own celebrated The Snow Show. Visit her at CarolynFisher.com
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Other stops in the WEEDS FIND A WAY book blog tour
- Mon, Feb 24 Growing with Science
- Tues, Feb 25 As They Grow Up
- Wed, Feb 26 Kid Lit Frenzy
- Thurs, Feb 27 Sharpread
- Fri, Feb 28 Children's Book Review
- Mon, Mar 3 Let's Go Chipper!
- Tues, Mar 4 Just a Little Creativity
- Wed, Mar 5 Unleashing Readers
- Thurs, Mar 6 5 Minutes for Books
- Fri, Mar 7 Archimedes Notebook