With help from a friend, Jo is planting a garden at her grandfather's farm. Follow along as the sun warms the ground, the worms wiggle around, and fruits, vegetables, and flowers grow. Can you spot the animal helpers, too?
Of the three Jo MacDonald books, this one is probably my favorite. I love that it follows the garden for a full year, giving readers to see four seasons. I also love that the illustrations show teamwork. Although the boy is unidentified, it is clear that he and Jo are working together to create and tend to the garden.
Kids will be inspired to create their own gardens after you read this book.
None, really. I am a little disappointed that there are creatures in the garden that aren't identified until you read the end material. Thinking specifically of the toad and its role in the garden. I had to go back and look at the book again to find the pages where it is.
With "Old MacDonald" as its foundation, readers plant a garden.
Lots you can do with this book. Because it cycles through a full year in the garden, you can study seasons, in addition to talking about what plants need to grow. If you're interested in gardening, see the Help for Young Gardeners in the back. The author also has some Indoor Activities you can do, too.
7 and Up
3 to 8
Buy. This book will carry you through all the seasons of the year.