by Katherin Ayres
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The big book makes a perfect addition to the music room as your garden grows up, down, and around, giving you a perfect opportunity to explore ascending and descending pitch with your students. Eurhythmics movement and instrument exploration of pitch fit perfectly with the story that your students will enjoy every spring. From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life — in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature’s course to a feast of backyard bounty.