by Gail Gibbons


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Popcorn, tortillas, and . . . fuel for cars? Learn about all the surprising things we make from corn.  
Find out everything about this versatile and important grain—its history as a crop, the four main types, and how we grow and use it to make everything from food to paper to medicine!
With her signature combination of simple, kid-friendly text and clear, well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers up a cornucopia of information on this simple, significant grain. Dive into the history of its cultivation, the way it's pollinated and grows, and the many ways we harvest and use it.  Whether it's in small family gardens or huge industrial fields, corn is a fascinating, versatile crop.
A page of intriguing corn trivia is included!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823422456
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 720,919
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

Customer Reviews

Corn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mdrumgold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The history of corn is quite amazing. This book tells you where it comes from and the process it takes to make such a tasty treat.
ecosborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about the history of corn, the growing process, and the four different kinds of corn available and what they are used for. It was quite an interesting book and taught me things about corn that I didn't know. I would use this in class to explain where some of our food comes from.
jenvid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book gives you everything you need to know about corn. You learn about the history and how our ancestors cooked it, to the different types of corn, and uses. This is a perfect book to read during Thanksgiving. The pictures are very eye-catching, and the information is interesting (weird, right?).
ShalynAdams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
in this nonfiction book Corn it is about the differet was corn is used. It tells about how to grow corn, take care of it, and how certian foods have corn in them. This was a very cute story. My little girl loved it. We actually had just went and picked corn from my dads garden when I read this book to her i found at our local library earlier that day. When it was showing pictures about them picking the corn she said look momma I did that.I would use this book to younger kids probably around Thanksgiving time. I would bring them some cooked corn on the cob so they could all taste it after we read the story. I would also have them draw a picture of their own garden with corn in it and how their garden would look like.
PaigeCostella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Corn is a book filled with all kinds of information about corn; how its used, how it grows, and how we eat it. This book shows how corn brought people together which lead to the first Thanksgiving. This book teaches us the different types of corn, how the corn is used in everyday life, and how we farm the corn. This is a great book to read to children around Thanksgiving to teach them how it was harvested. It is also great to show them corn is used in everything, everywhere.