Daisy's Garden

Daisy's Garden

by Mordicai Gerstein, Susan Y. Harris

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This husband and wife team has collaborated on another delightful book. Daisy, in pigtails and blue overalls, a straw hat on her head and bare feet, decides to plant a vegetable garden. In addition to the usual progression from soil preparation, planting, weeding, watering, growth and harvest of the vegetables, Gerstein has an added twist. The garden is planted for Daisy and her animal friends. From spring to fall they all take part in the garden chores, and then get to share in the harvest bounty.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2A soft, appealing book that takes readers through a growing seasonApril through October. With each turn of the page, a little girl named Daisy and her animal friends clear, plant, weed, and harvest the plot of land. The rhyming text, set in small, bordered boxes, is cheerful and descriptive, even though the meter and rhyme are a bit strained from time to time. The watercolor illustrations form an ideal setting in which a garden can grow. Children will enjoy watching the changes as the months roll alongbirds, blossoms, and leaves appear and disappear; small plants spring up in neat rows and grow into green beans, tomatoes, carrots, and beets. Even the grass on the hill behind the garden deepens to a rich green before browning again in the fall. Everything becomes wintry and cold by October, but vicarious gardeners can turn back to the beginning and start all over again. Text and illustrations provide more substance than the elementary, impressionistic approach of Douglas Florian's A Vegetable Garden (Harcourt, 1991) and are certainly a far cry from the bold, graphic look and minimal text of Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow (Harcourt, 1988). Gerstein's title will find its own place and will soon be a favorite in both classrooms and libraries.Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY

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Hyperion Books for Children
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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