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The Children's Garden: Growing Food in the City Hardcover – May 2, 2017

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3—Inspired by an actual garden in Seattle, founded in 1978, the story begins: "Down the road from Woodlawn Avenue, on a street called Sunnyside, there's a garden patch grown by children who live in the neighborhood." Indeed, five children—three boys and two girls of varying races and skin tones—tend this garden. Readers follow along as the five kids happily plant a wide variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Nearly every page starts with the phrase, "In the Children's Garden" and goes on to describe what is happening: "In the Children's Garden, deep, dark soil—rich with rotted grass, apple peels, and onion skins—is tunneled through by worms that wriggle it loose and give it air—ahhh." Simple yet enlightening and lyrical text is enhanced by the cheerful and colorful artwork, which depicts the tools used by the children, as well as fauna, such as birds, snails, worms, butterflies, and even a family of quail. In the end, the protagonists reap the benefits of their hard work, leaving with baskets and a wagon full of their bounty. Adults are neither mentioned in the text nor seen in the illustrations, an element that will appeal to and empower young children (though it's a bit unrealistic in this day and age). VERDICT A solid addition for libraries looking for offerings on urban gardening that will inspire and inform future farmers.—Megan Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn


"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own."
Kirkus Reviews, starred 

"Simple yet enlightening and lyrical text is enhanced by the cheerful and colorful artwork... A solid addition for libraries looking for offerings on urban ¬gardening that will inspire and inform future farmers."
School Library Journal

"A fantastic book to read to school children before planting a school garden or just to get them excited about good food!" 
—A Nest for All Seasons

"The lyrical text and sun-drenched illustrations combine storytelling with horticultural basics… Inviting and inspiring, this luminous volume provides a hands-on paean to community gardening."
School Library Journal

"Aspiring gardeners will love hearing about a real children’s garden."
—Seattle Refined

"A diverse pack of kids enjoy[s] the summer’s bounty in colorful paintings... Kids all over the country will undoubtedly enjoy the book."
—Seattle's Child

"This book will be a great addition to our learning about gardens and sustainability."
—Brought to You By Mom

"This is a story all about the joy of learning, respect, community, responsibility and teamwork. There are so many elements of this book that I, as a mom, teacher and gardener find valuable. This book inspires, empowers, excites, and fosters pride!"
—The Petite Stag

"Imaginative language and bold, bright illustrations and splendid seed packet endpapers make this portrait of a bountiful co-operative gardening project a delight."--Red Reading Hub

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : AD910L
  • Grade Level : Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight : 12.1 ounces
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1570619840
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1570619847
  • Product Dimensions : 8.7 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Publisher : Little Bigfoot (May 2, 2017)
  • Reading level : 4 - 8 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 4 ratings