Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
In Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?, kids are encouraged to answer out loud this question while comparing living and non-living things. "If a cub grows and becomes a bear, can a stool grow and become..." (there is a flap in the page which, when lifted, transforms the stool into)... "a chair?" Page after page, kids will delight on guessing the rhyming word that will show up after lifting the flap. My son loved completing the phrases. As soon as I would read the word for the "baby" animal, he would shout out the adult word: "If a kit grows and becomes a fox, can a watch grow and become...a clock?"
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? is clever and very entertaining. It can be used in the K-1 classrooms to open up lessons on living vs non-living things. Its rhymes, bright illustrations, lift-the-flap design, and interactive text, make Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? a great book to share at home. After one reading, your kids will ask you for more and will delight in "reading" it with you right away.