Citation: Ayres, K. (2008). Up, down, and around. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.

Ages: 2 – 5

Grades: PreK – Kindergarten

Description:  Up, Down, and Around is a wonderful introduction to gardening and planting food. The book pairs simple, rhythmic text with vibrant images of children exploring the growth of crops such as corn and pumpkins in a garden. 

Use:  Up, Down, and Around is a story that can be used for preschool or toddler storytimes. Children can be encouraged to mimic the growth patterns of the plants highlighted in the book. 

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Tags:  plants, gardening, rhyme