Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Grows in Your Garden?

The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown

A small boy singlehandedly turns a drab town into a beautiful colourful garden. This is a new book which has received rave reviews. The illustrations are crisp without being sharp and the words are simple and honest. It's an amazing book to describe the power of nature and how the choices we make can shape our environment.

The Happy Bee by Ian Beck

This very colourful book for the babies is very simply a close up look at some well known types of flowers, Daisy, Poppy, Rose and Lily. The bee flies from one to another in all kinds of weather and is happiest when there is a rainbow. Extremely simple and continually popular.

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

A little girl helps her mother in the garden and dreams about having her own garden where the carrots would be invisible and jellybeans would grow on big bushes. Another beautiful work by Kevin Henkes, packed with imagination and vibrant illustration.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I'm sure it feels as though I read this book every week, but it is undeniably appealing. This week my excuse is that it's not just plants growing in the garden.

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

Everyone knows this traditional counting song and this book version by the author of Snowy Day has some great illustrations. The Mother Muskrat has a particularly brilliant facial expression.

We will be singing "Mr Sun", "I Can Sing a Rainbow" and "The Farmer Plants the Seeds"

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