Karl, Get Out of the Garden

Written by Anita Sanchez, Illustrated by Catherine Stock

Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence—and his mother’s scoldings—he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl’s love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system—the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color.
Full of information, background and interesting notes this book is a great introduction to Carol Linnaeus. A longer picture book that would probably need to be broken up as a read aloud. Teachers who study classification or Carol need to add this as a resource. Students who enjoy biographies, animals or are curious about where names come from will enjoy this book.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-6

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!
Written by Anita Sanchez, Illustrated by Catherine Stock
Charlesbridge
47 pages
Release Date: March 21, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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