Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment

Do you have a budding scientist? A little one who loves to plant? A toddler who’s favorite thing to do is ask “why?”

The newest addition to the Rosa STEM series, Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment by Jessica Spanyol, came out on October 1. We love planting, and Big Kid (4 yo) is intrigued by sunflowers, so I’ve just been waiting for the perfect time to read this book and make some discoveries of our own and answer all the “why” questions she has about plants, while probably come up with a few new ones.

In Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment, Rosa and a diverse group of her classmates plant, examine, and experiment with sunflower seeds in their classroom. This book is great for starting conversations about how plants grow, and for encouraging youngsters to try planting and exploring the plant world themselves.

The illustrations are bright and visually appealing. They show young kids working with a variety of tools, and performing a variety of experiments alongside a friendly dog, whom Little Kid points out on every page. Age and subject appropriate vocabulary is introduced in a conversational way. This book can easily be used in a classroom or home setting, and is perfect for inquisitive minds.

Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment has been added to the “Gardening” and “STEAM or STEM” book lists on the “Topical Book List” page as well as to my Bookshop Shop on, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores by making a donation every time a book is purchased on their site.

Thank you Publisher Spotlight for our copy! I will be using it both in my home, and in my classroom.

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