“Build a worm hotel, a pizza box solar oven, or a firefly lantern by following the whimsical simple instructions in this terrific source of outdoor activity ideas.”
―Scholastic Parents & Child Magazine
“When Sharon Lovejoy says her gardening books are for children ofallages, she means all ages, including grandparents. Her magical activities, projects and ideas prove it is never too late to have a happy childhood.’
―Book Page magazine
“What better way to get kids interested in the garden and nature.”
―Los Angeles Daily News
From the Back Cover
Illustrated with evocative photographs and the author’s watercolors, this magical book shows how to do 130 activities that connect grandmothers and grandchildren through nature―in the kitchen, the garden, and the art room.
Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars is more than an activity book; it’s an interactivity book. It’s about being curious, about being adventurous, about noticing and really seeing things, about instilling a sense of wonder. Sprinkled throughout are Mrs. Lovejoy’s inventive grandparenting ideas that help make every visit a memorable one, filled with simple joys and discoveries that will have grandchildren coming back again and again.