From Eye to Potato
By Ellen Weiss
Each of the books in this series by the same author begins with vocabulary words and photographs depicting the meaning of the words. It identifies the term in bold letters and instructs the reader to look for the word in the text in its bold format. As a result this is a great vocabulary builder and reading for content book. Each page has three to five sentences and the facing page has an excellent photograph with a caption. The content covers how potatoes are grown and harvested. It does not show mechanical harvesting. That is one flaw. The book also describes how potatoes are grown from potato sections termed see potatoes but then describes and displays the fruit of the potato and seed without explaining that the seed is only used to breed potatoes not grow them commercially. The book ends with the potato life cycle and a glossary.
Categories: Plants, Foods from Plants & Goods from Plants Vegetables Books Elementary School