Saturday, February 4, 2012
I am in love with these picture books about gardening
I began my quest for the perfect picture book a few weeks ago and sorted through hundreds of titles that lacked that perfect spark. And then, there it was. The book I had been dreaming of -- How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry. There is nothing I don't love about this book. The artwork is exquisite; the text is poetic. The book is inspiring. Groundhog learns how to plant a vegetable garden and tend to it throughout the seasons. The story chronicles the garden's growth from seed to harvest.
I was only planning to purchase one book, but I also discovered the Color & Garden Vegetables coloring book by Monica Wellington. The book features darling black and white pictures of young children tending a vegetable garden, complete with a lovely story explaining how to plant and care for a garden. I love that this is not just a standard coloring book -- the addition of a cute and educational story line makes it really special.
I know these are children's books, but I am seriously contemplating buying copies for myself!