Enjoy fast, FREE delivery, exclusive deals and award-winning movies & TV shows with Prime
Try Prime and start saving today with Fast, FREE Delivery
FREE delivery: Tuesday, June 13 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon.
Ships from: Amazon.com Sold by: Amazon.com
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
88% positive over last 12 months
& FREE Shipping
87% positive over last 12 months
+ $3.99 shipping
96% positive over last 12 months
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle for Web.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Follow the Authors
We Are the Gardeners Hardcover – Picture Book, March 26, 2019
|New from||Used from|
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
|$7.95 with discounted Audible membership|
Audio CD, CD, Unabridged
90 days FREE. Terms apply.
90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited. Included with purchase of an eligible product. You will receive an email with signup instructions. Renews automatically. New subscribers only. Terms apply. Offered by Amazon.com. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Purchase options and add-ons
Teach children that the greatest rewards come from patience, hard work, and learning from mistakes!
In the #1 New York Times bestseller We Are the Gardeners, Joanna Gaines and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything), and all of the knowledge they gain along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden.
We Are the Gardeners is a whimsical picture book perfect for:
- Ages 4-8
- Parents, libraries, classroom story times, and discussions focusing on springtime and gardening
- Households that enjoy watching HGTV's Fixer Upper
- Young children and families interested in gardening and plants
After reading, children will learn:
- Trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward
- The basic steps and process of starting a garden
- The importance of patience and how it is possible to learn from your mistakes
You and your children will learn all about the Gaines family's story of becoming gardeners in Joanna's first children's book--starting with the first little fern Chip bought for Jo. Over the years, the family's love for gardening has blossomed into what is now a beautiful, bustling garden.
Frequently bought together
Special offers and product promotions
- 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited. Included with purchase of an eligible product. You will receive an email with signup instructions. Renews automatically. New subscribers only. Terms apply. Offered by Amazon.com. Here's how (restrictions apply)
From the brand
Books by Joanna Gaines
Memoirs, cookbooks, home design, and books for children: explore the books by Joanna and Chip Gaines.
From the Publisher
Enjoy these beautiful books from New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Gaines
|We Are the Gardeners||The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be|
|We Are the Gardeners is a whimsical picture book perfect for young children and families interested in gardening and plants. In We Are the Gardeners, Joanna Gaines and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting garden. Perfect for ages 4 – 8.||The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be is a beautiful picture book that celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. Perfect for ages 4 – 8.|
|Children's Book||Children's Book|
|The Magnolia Story||Magnolia Table||Magnolia Table, Volume 2||Homebody||The Stories We Tell|
|The Magnolia Story is the first autobiography from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything.||Magnolia Table is a cookbook that includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites.||In Magnolia Table, Volume 2, Joanna developed new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, this cookbook gives readers abundant reasons to gather.||In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there.||Joanna Gaines invites us on an authentic and deeply vulnerable journey into her story, a story of doubt and belief, shame and acceptance; a journey from insecurity to self-discovery, and finding truth on the other side of lies.|
The trials, tribulations, and joys of gardening are brought to light in this entertaining tale of one family's introduction to caring for indoor plants and using that know-how in a garden, from Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper fame. Beginning with a fern that dies after being over-loved and over-watered, four children and their parents study up on what plants require: light, water, and a bit of conversation. Once they feel ready, the family works together to design a fruit, vegetable, and flower garden. As the plot takes shape, the family gains knowledge about seeds, garden critters--both good (worms and ladybugs) and bad (aphids)--and pollinators, including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Though the family has some trouble with animals eating their produce, they remember that 'every failure or setback teaches us something.' Delicately detailed and engaging illustrations deftly follow the garden's progress. Packed with useful information in an easy-to-understand format, this will help children, and their adults, who wish to venture into the world of growing some of their own food and flowers. -- Booklist
About the Author
Joanna Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a New York Times bestselling author, editor-in-chief of Magnolia Journal, and creator and co-owner of Magnolia Network.
Born in Kansas and raised in the Lone Star State, Jo graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Communications. It was an internship in New York City that prompted her desire to discover how she could create beauty for people. In a big city unknown to her, Jo always felt most at home whenever she stepped inside the cozy and thoughtfully curated boutique shops, which inspired her to open a shop of her own in Waco, Texas.
Alongside her passion for design and food, nothing inspires Jo more than time spent at home with Chip and their five kids--whether they're messing with recipes in the kitchen or planting something new in the garden.
Julianna Swaney’s work is inspired by whimsical details of daily life and the fairy tales she loved reading as a child. She grew up homeschooled, which allowed free range for her imagination and interests in folklore, nature, and history. She graduated from the Maine College of Art and now lives in Portland, Oregon. Her illustrations are created using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil. She is the illustrator of We Are the Gardeners, also by Joanna Gaines. www.juliannaswaney.com
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson (March 26, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1400314224
- ISBN-13 : 978-1400314225
- Reading age : 3 - 7 years, from customers
- Grade level : 1 - 2
- Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.3 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the authors
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2019
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
My point is, we LOVE a great book of any level. But this is not one. While the simple and quaint water-color illustrations are charming and colorful, there is not really anything else to say about it. There is nothing overtly wrong with it, but I don't feel it deserves anything like the accolades it receives here, which were what prompted me to purchase it, and be subsequently disappointed. It reads like a cute little home-school English project to be shared with the grandparents and the co-op, but not a standard on which to spend the money and trees. I might check it out of the library when teaching a write-your-own-book unit to my students to show kids how simple an idea can be -"See? These kids just used their experience planting their garden as a story. I bet you have done lots of things this year that could become a story!" But then I wouldn't expect their books to be published, because there is just far more to a good children's book than a hint at basic narrative and simple pictures. Elegance in simplicity and substance in the telling are currencies not lost on children, even if they cannot articulate what they appreciate or reproduce it. But at the very least, in a book like this one, a cleaner rendering of the rather clumsily-presented "Don't give up" theme might have honed the crude-and-hard-to-grasp point of printing this 'story'.
I would add, because some reviews suggest that this book is an educational tool, it is NOTHING of the sort (unless you want to highlight the illustrations for artistic discussion). I didn't think I was buying a step-by-step science book, but I was hopeful, based on the reviews, that it would contain some helpful information tucked in here and there. (I didn't buy it for that, but it would have been easy to make the book far more educational than it was). Other than some simple inclusions like, insects pollinated their plants or ladybugs ate aphids (-k-1st grade knowledge much more creatively taught in books like Eric Carle's board books), there was nothing else to be gained, and that sort of info didn't really jive with age of the audience. (It's a picture book, but extensively worded for such. It's very hard to say to what age this book would appeal. I have them spread from preschool to college and it doesn't seem to fit anywhere. I would gauge the age to be 2nd-4th grade-ish, not so much for the writing, but for the concept. Too many words and unrelatable for the preschool set, too simplistic and cheesy for anyone much older (I love wholesome, but
wholesome and cheesy aren't the same thing).
This was one of several gardening-themed books I bought for Christmas this year, (both literary: R.L. Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses", "Seeds and Trees", "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt", and some how-to books) to go with supplies for a fairy terrarium project. "We are the Gardeners" was my least favorite. As far as children's books, the best of the lot (besides R.L. Stevenson's classic poems, of course) was "Up in the Garden and down in the Dirt", which my husband felt had an elegance of expression and movement with which children's authors seldom bother, and I agree. It is a charming walk through a year in Grandma's garden.
There is a lot of garbage being published out there and This book isn't that, by any means. It's just a little too homespun and childish (not to be confused with child-like, which is a great asset to a children's book) and uninteresting in both word and story (and my family loves gardening), to be worth the shelf space in my opinion.
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
This beautifully illustrated and delightfully told story of a family going through the ups and downs of learning to garden will inspire people of all ages to engage with plants. The family starts small scale with a potted fern from which they learn through failure to keep going on toward success by never giving up. Many life lessons are embedded in the story as the family pursues a beautiful and fruitful garden.
Most people are familiar with the Gaines family from their Fixer Upper show. This book will be successful based on that platform alone, but the book has so much more to offer than just pure celebrity appeal. With my background as a homeschool and church preschool teacher, I can envision using this book as a starting point for many learning projects that expand upon the book contents, in both the physical and spiritual realms. Life lessons abound within the story put to words. The illustrations help with teaching preschoolers the names of veggies and flowers, colors, quantities, and a variety of ways the young can help in the garden.
Children who are readers can enjoy the book at their learning level as they plan and anticipate good results from their efforts through multiple step processes. They will be thrilled with their own successfully planned and nurtured garden.
I think the book could even be used in a nursing home/assisted living setting where there is a community garden in which family members help loved ones participate in growing flowers.
I received a free ebook copy through NetGalley in exchange for reading and posting a review of the book. I am under no obligation to give a good review. I have since purchased a hard copy of this beautiful book for a friend. I think people at all levels and stages will benefit from this book's informative content and life lessons.