The Little Plant Doctor by Jean Marzollo
A Story About George Washington Carver

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If a flower drooped, George asked, "What s the matter? Too much sun? Too little sun?" He moved some plants from sun to shade and others from shade to sun. Nicknamed the Little Plant Doctor, George would try to find a remedy.
Jean Marzollo introduces children to a great scientist and encourages them to cultivate a sense of wonder and a desire to explore.
Bright, bold illustrations by Ken Wilson-Max underscore that science and learning are fun!
 

About Jean Marzollo

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Jean Marzollo was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a Masters in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. For twenty years she was the editor of "Let's Find Out," Scholastic's kindergarten magazine. She has written over a 130 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She was the recipient of the 2000 Rip Van Winkle Award presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. She is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. They have two sons, Dan and Dave. She resides in Upstate New York. Ken Wilson-Max has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Big Red Fire Truck and Little Blue Engine. He and his wife live in London, England.
 
Published April 15, 2011 by Holiday House. 22 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Told in the voice of an old tree at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo., this fictionalized biography provides a simple—one might even say simplistic—introduction to Carver’s early life.

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The board book I Spy Little Bunnies teams author Jean Marzollo's original rhymes with Walter Wick's photographs from previously published I Spy books with a focus on bunny masks, blocks and stuffed toys.

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A rhyming counting book, Ten Little Eggs by Jean Marzollo lets readers count down from 10, as hard plastic eggs peek through die-cut holes in thick pages and hatch into colorful birds.

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A Book of Picture Riddles boasts brand-new riddles as well as old favorites, such as ""The Secret Note"" from I Spy Mystery and ""Inventor's Workshop"" from I Spy Spooky Night.

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Marzollo's gentle biography of botanist Carver is told from the perspective of a tree that bears witness to his early fascination with plant life.

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