Nonfiction Monday: Corn by Gail Gibbons



September is such a great month to eat lots of corn in the Pacific Northwest.  As I was pulling out the books for fall and harvest, I came across Gail Gibbon’s Corn.

In Corn, Gibbons’ tells readers about the history of corn.  She uses well placed maps and bright illustrations to give  a clear picture about corn’s early days. 

The reader will learn through diagrams the different uses for corn in the days of the Pilgrims, what a common corn plant looks like, and the planting and pollinating of corn.

Did you know that there are four types of corn?  Gibbons’ explanation of the four types and their uses provide lots of new information for the readers.

Readers will be amazed to find out how corn isn’t just for eating.

Gibbons also includes a page of more corn trivia at the end.

Corn will be used as one of my upcoming lessons with kindergarten and first grade for a look at nonfiction.

Title: Corn
Author: Gail Gibbons
Date Published: 2008
Pages: 32
Reading Level: K-3
Publisher:Holiday House
ISBN: 978-0-8234-2169-5
Source of Book: In library collection

Nonfiction Monday is hosted by Tales from the Rushmore Kid.

Happy Reading.