I like to share my gardening hobby with my kids, and sometimes I do it through books. Which is why I have posted several children’s book reviews already this summer – and here are three more books you might like to read with a young person in your life (or, just by yourself, because you’re young at heart!)
Salamander Room, by Anne Mazer, Ill Steve Johnson. A little boy catches a salamander and wants to keep him as a pet. Prompted by questions from his mother as to how he’ll make his room suitable for such a pet to be happy and healthy, the boy reinvents his room until it resembles the outdoors where the salamander is most happy. Beautiful pictures, and just all-around lovely book.
Plant a Little Seed, by Bonnie Christensen. I loved the woodcut illustrations of two young gardeners tending to their community gardening plot – from seed, to watering, to weeding, to waiting – to finally eating (and preserving the bounty). Simple text and repetitive, but that doesn’t take away from the book – I thoroughly enjoyed it.