Make it Grow by Debbie Powell

Make it Grow

Written by Debbie Powell

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This unusual interactive picture book is full of interesting lessons on the natural world for very young children. Each spread features a different natural habitat, from the back garden to the mountain top via meadows and deserts. Four lines of rhyming text set each scene and issue a challenge, then it’s up to the reader to lift the large die-cut flaps and see what’s growing underneath. The illustrations are mostly in muted mono-colours, but the stylised plants, berries and insects underneath the flaps are represented in vibrant colour. This will be very satisfying for young children, and is a visual feast for grown-ups too. ~ Andrea Reece


Make it Grow by Debbie Powell

Lift the flaps to make things grow and learn about colors in this unique, interactive title for children aged 3+. Fun rhyming text introduces you to the habitat you're in and asks you to lift the die-cut flaps to make plants and creatures grow. Each plant is a different color, and at the back is a big lift-the-flap rainbow to reinforce the colors you've learned. Includes flowers (flowerbed), toadstools (forest), seaweed (ocean), berries (mountain), apples (tree), cacti (desert), butterflies (meadow).

About the Author

DEBBIE POWELL graduated in 2007 with a degree in Illustration from The Arts Institute Bournemouth. Silkscreen printing, collage and painting, along with pen and pencil drawing, all play a part in creating Debbie's imagery. Debbie is influenced by African textiles, natural organic shapes and everyday objects she sees on her day-to-day travels. She is also inspired by Ancient Egyptian jewelry and currently co-designs a handmade jewellery range with her sister called Rah and Rah. She has completed projects for clients such as Marks and Spencer, Carluccio's, and The Independent, and is currently based in London and Dorset.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Debbie Powell
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2016




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