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The Plant Sitter [我是小花匠]
The Plant Sitter [我是小花匠]
The Plant Sitter [我是小花匠]
Product Code: A182
Price: S$12.90
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Description

The Plant Sitter is written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham in 1959. This book is the chinese translated version. We all know what "baby sitter" is, but what about "plant sitter"? Read this book to find out. 

This is one of the storybooks recommended for supplementary reading by Ministry of Education, Chinese Department (Singapore) for lower Primary level.

The Story

Tommy's holiday job is to look after the neighbours' plants. The plants grew so well that it turned his house into a "rainforest", much to the chagrin of his father. The job was exhausting and stressed him out a little. 

In a bid to do his job well, Tommy decide to do his own research on how best to take care of each type of plants. He learnt how to prune them properly and re-seed the others. When his neighours returned from their holidays, they were all delighted to find their plants being taken care so well under Tommy's charge. What a great sense of achievement he feel, with a job well done!

A lovely and very interesting read that you can share with your child! Recommended for families who are plant-lovers.

Parents can teach their child to put in their best efforts in everything they do and take personal responsibility for their work. At the end of the day, when a job is well-done, that sense of achievement is sweetness beyond words.

Available in hard cover and in simplified chinese. There is no hanyu pinyin in the book. For reading to the child, this book may suit children of 4 up. For self-read, this book would be recommended for children of 7 and above.

Description in Chinese

 

编辑推荐

  这个假期汤米可以做自己想做的事,他决定帮邻居照顾花,这下家里可大变样了!

  让孩子们做自己喜欢的事,培养他们自学的能力!

作者简介

吉恩·蔡恩(Gene Zion),1913年出生于美国纽约,毕业于普瑞特艺术学院,先后从事过编辑、平面设计工作,后成为一名自由作家。他与妻子玛格丽特·布罗伊·格雷厄姆共同创作了许多脍炙人口的绘本作品,如《好脏的哈利》《哈利的花毛衣》《哈利海边历险记》《哈利和爱唱歌的邻居》等。他们作品中的图文搭配以自然、流畅见长,一起创作的另一部作品《全都倒下了》曾获得1952年凯迪克大奖。
玛格丽特·布罗伊·格雷厄姆(Margaret Bloy Graham),1920年生于加拿大多伦多,毕业于多伦多大学美术史专业。随后,她一人来纽约发展,开始为一些流行杂志画插图。不仅与丈夫吉恩·蔡恩合作图画书,也同时与其他作家合作,如与夏洛特?佐罗托(Charlotte Zolotow)合作的《暴风雪》(The Storm Book)摘得1953年凯迪克奖银奖。
崔维燕,1978年考入北京大学分校中文系。毕业后,进入中国少年儿童出版社,主编《幼儿画报》。上大学之前,曾任八年幼儿教师。旅日期间,从事讲谈社《中日辞典》的编纂工作。同时,师从著名儿童文学研究家、作家、翻译家渡边茂男先生,对日本、英美的图画书进行系统的研究。从大学时代开始至今,创作了“玩具城里的故事”、“快乐的兔子一家”系列;翻译了“好奇的乔治”系列、“弗朗西丝”系列、“小熊乌夫”系列、《隧道》、《小岛》、《小塞尔采蓝莓》、《海边的早晨》、《重要书》、《爸爸的新女朋友》等作品。



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