Nelson, K. (2015). If You Plant a Seed. New York: Balzer & Brey

Annotation: This book was about a bunny and mouse who decided to plant a garden for themselves. The garden grows abundantly, but bunny and mouse find themselves in trouble when birds show up hungry. In the end, the birds help bunny and mouse to create a huge garden that they can all enjoy together.

Genre: fiction, children’s picture book

Grade level: K, 1,2

Readers who will like this book: This book would be great for children who want to learn about gardening. This book would be great for teachers who want to teach students about sharing and friendship.

Rating/ Review: I would rate this book a 5 (1-5). I think that the characters were very adorable along with the illustrations. The illustrations told the story, and it was very easy to find the message.

Question: What happened when bunny and mouse decided to work together with the birds?

Strategies: I think that a literature circle would be the best reading strategy for this book. This book is meant for younger ages so a literature circle with everyone in the class would be best, like from the Very Hungry Caterpillar clip we watched. The teacher would ask most of the questions and the students would have to think back to respond. For example making connections between the book and the students lives. This is an important reading strategy because the students can learn from each other’s responses and can help build off of each other.