Dominic Grows Sweetcorn by Mandy Ross


Dominic Grows Sweetcorn by Mandy Ross

When Dominic visits Grandpa, they go into the garden together, and Grandpa shows Dominic how to grow sweetcorn, the way he used to grow it back in Jamaica. While they work, Grandpa tells Dominic about his life in Jamaica, and talks about how he met Dominic's grandma and what happened when they came to Britain. When the sweetcorn is ready to harvest, Grandpa and Dominic trade it for apples from the next-door neighbour, just like Grandpa used to in the Caribbean. And everyone ends up having a lovely feast together.


'Full of fun ... joyously illustrated ... full of sunny, richly coloured pictures.'

'An affectionate and sympathetically educative book, with a tasty recipe for sweetcorn fritters thrown in.'

'Colourful paintings bring light and life into this story about how Dominic's family left their Caribbean home to plant roots in a new country. The language is simple and inquisitive young minds will be fascinated by the culture of Jamaica. At its roots this story has a simple message about the rewards of working hard.'

'The vibrant bold illustrations by Alison Bartlett capture the image of Jamaica and its colours.'

About the Author

Mandy Ross worked for Shelter and London Underground, and as a teacher with children and adults, before she started work in children's publishing.

She has written lots of books for children of all ages, including Peekaboo Baby! which was shortlisted for the Sainsbury Baby Book Award.

She lives in Birmingham with her partner and young son.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

6th June 2013



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