Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots
Gardening Together with Children (Gardening together with children)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 170 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour illustrations, plans|
|Published In: ||USA, 01 May 1999|
Grade 1-4-A compact treasury of gardening lore, tips, and ideas for adults to share with children. What sets it apart from other how-to books on the subject is Lovejoy's artistic, whimsical, holistic approach. She gives guidelines and instructions for a backyard moon garden that attracts night creatures, thematic suggestions for a pizza garden and a pumpkin patch, and includes the smallest of gardens in a discarded glove or boot. The author's list of top 20 plants for kids will get youngsters and their parents raring to dig. While some of the recommended plants are unusual, a generous resource list complete with addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites should make ordering easy. Other novel, thrifty advice includes how to harvest seeds and how to make your own seed tape with toilet paper, flour paste, and seeds. The sunny illustrations, informative sidebars, and nuggets of wisdom illuminate the text. Readers can almost picture Mother Nature leaning over Lovejoy's shoulder advising: "Don't forget herbal remedies" (she doesn't) or "Do include craft ideas" (she does-from a prosaic worm box to fanciful dream pillows).
Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Sure to make kids want to get into the garden." --Newsday Sure to make kids want to get into the garden. Newsday " Sure to make kids want to get into the garden. Newsday "
23.5 x 20.7 x 1.5 centimetres (0.54 kg)|
5-9 years |