A Crack on the Pavement Author:Ruth Howell photos by Arline Strong Growing things are everywhere, even in the city, even in big cities where people do not have yards and small gardens. Grass and dandelions can be found in the crack of a sidewalk. Pigeons nest on windowsills and in the eaves of large apartment buildings. Ailanthus trees grow in small squares of soil between crowded stairways. And bean vines grow... more » in window boxes. In the parks there are even more things to see: robins and squirrels and inchworms and woolly aphids.
Sometimes people do not see all of these neighbors who do not talk to call attention to themselves. Often this is because people do not know where to look and what to look for. This book shows some of these neighbors and some of the places they may be found. And anyone who starts looking is sure to find many more.« less