Booklist Review of Blueberry
Well designed for beginning readers and for reading aloud to younger children, books in the See a Plant Grow! series (8 titles) encourage viewers to look closely at changes in the plants shown.
This title opens with an illustrated list of six terms (berries, buds, closed, leaves, open, petals) used in the large-print text. With one brief sentence on each page, the following lines are featured on three connecting double-page spreads: “I see pink petals. / They are closed. / They turn white. / They open. / I see berries! / They are green.”
The clarity of the close-up, color photos make it easy to observe changes as the fruit matures, while the repeated use of simple words is helpful to rookie readers. A handsome series featuring plants that produce foods.
— Carolyn Phelan
—Charlie W. Sterling