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Mortimer's First Garden

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

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    Sweet story with a great lesson

    I bought this book for my nephew, and fell in love with it myself. It is a great way to teach children about springtime and nature, while instilling a life lesson about praying, working hard and trusting in God. The fun pictures of Mortimor the Mouse help bring the lesson to life in a way children can understand and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Very good lesson learned

    This is a very good book for both children and parents. It teaches the child about patience and of that good things will come to those who wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Great Book to share with children

    Enjoyed the Mortimer Christmas book so much had to get this one too. It is just as good. Teaching children about miracles of God that can be as small as a seed. Also teaches patiences to wait for these miracles to occur. Look forward to more books with Mortimer.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    It happens every year at about this same time. When February turns to March I begin thinking about spring, summer and gardening. I'm always optimistic, thinking this year nothing will turn brown before it buds and a well tended peony bush will finally burst forth.

    Mortimer has similar thoughts,,,,,,slight difference - Mortimer is a mouse in this charming story of patience and eventual rewards by Karma Wilson. Every time he looks outside all he sees is brown everywhere and longs for something, anything green.

    One day he overhears some people talking about planting a garden, actually putting seeds in the ground. Well, "Mortimer giggled at the thought. 'I don't believe a word of it! Seeds are for eating. Who would throw perfectly good food in the dirt?"

    But, when he heard them say the magic word "green," believing that soon everything would be green, he changed his mind. Mortimer planted his sunflower seed. He carefully chose what he thought was the right spot, then dug and dug. He had to carry water over in an acorn cap but he watered his seed nonetheless. Gardening, he decided was very hard work but it was worth it or was it?

    Dan Andreasen's illustrations are full of sunshine ( and green), perfectly capturing the colors of spring.

    After this story youngsters will probably ask for a spade and seeds - enjoy!

    - Gail Cooke

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