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Watch It Grow: Backyard Life Cycles

Watch It Grow: Backyard Life Cycles

by Barbara Reid

ISBN 9781443175593 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
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Barbara Reid’s one-of-a kind art brings the young reader’s world to life in this engaging exploration of nature!

A seed, an acorn, tiny eggs in a pond or under a leaf: what do they all share? They are all living things — like you!... What’s growing in your neighbourhood?

Children will love to watch nature’s rhythms unfold:

  • A tadpole hatches from an egg.
  • A caterpillar turns into a monarch butterfly.
  • An acorn becomes a mighty oak.
  • A glorious sunflower grows from a tiny seed.

Simple text and Barb’s signature Plasticine images are a perfect fit with STEM themes for the younger set. Be inspired to head outdoors and see the magical transformations.

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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2020

Rights Sold

  • English (India) - Scholatic India
  • French (N. Amer) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Award-winning and popular author-illustrator.
  • STEM- and science-themed books for younger ages are in demand.
  • Unique Plasticine artwork presents the life cycle concept in easy-to-follow steps.


Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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