Down the road from Woodlawn Avenue, on a street called Sunnyside, there’s a garden patch grown by children who live in the neighborhood. A sign on the garden’s gate says: Children’s Garden, WELCOME! That means: Come in, please. Listen, see, smell, touch--even taste!
In rich prose and lush illustrations, this charming picture book shows children as urban farmers, exploring the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. The story invites young readers to enjoy summer’s bounty and the hands-on experience of tending and harvesting it, while the colorful illustrations depict a multicultural community of children learning about and enjoying a sustainable, local food system.
CAROLE LEXA SCHAEFER is an award-winning children’s book author. She has written over 20 picture books and easy readers published with four major publishing companies. Schaefer lives on Camano Island, WA.
PIERR MORGAN has published extensively with major publishers. She has been an artist in residence at the Seattle Children’s Museum. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred
"A fantastic book to read to school children before planting a school garden or just to get them excited about good food!"
—A Nest for All Seasons
"The lyrical text and sun-drenched illustrations combine storytelling with horticultural basics… Inviting and inspiring, this luminous volume provides a hands-on paean to community gardening."
—School Library Journal
"Aspiring gardeners will love hearing about a real children’s garden."
"A diverse pack of kids enjoy[s] the summer’s bounty in colorful paintings... Kids all over the country will undoubtedly enjoy the book."
"This book will be a great addition to our learning about gardens and sustainability."
—Brought to You By Mom