Up We Grow!

Deborah Hodge
Brian Harris

Up We Grow! is an informative and inspiring book highlighting the importance of small, local farms.

Heartwarming photos invite children into the world of a small, co-operative farm over four seasons. Readers will get to know the hardworking farmers who plow, plant, compost, mulch, harvest and market fruits and vegetables, and care for animals.

Rarely has the important work of a farm been so lovingly presented in photos and text. The book focuses on production as well as the human interaction that makes up small-scale, local farm culture.

Children will discover people of all ages and abilities working together to grow and share food, while protecting and respecting the land and animals we depend upon for our sustenance.

978-1-55453-561-3 | Aug 1, 2010
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $16.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 2 / Ages: 4 to 7

Awards & Reviews

“Filled with sensory descriptions, the rhythmic text gives a strong sense of life on the farm and in the field, and direct questions create interactive opportunities for adults and kids to talk about each scene together.”
— Booklist, November 2010
2011 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed
2011 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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