Lenny in the Garden

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Lenny in the Garden vividly and simply portrays a charming relationship between a child and his parent. While Lenny's mother digs the soil and plants and waters some young flower plants, Lenny goes on a search for wildlife. He finds an ant, a caterpillar, a butterfly, a ladybird, a spider, and other insects — and all the time their dog Wilbur is trying to join in. It's a situation that will be very familiar, but the charming depiction of Lenny and his mother engaged in these ordinary activities is brought to ...
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Lenny in the Garden vividly and simply portrays a charming relationship between a child and his parent. While Lenny's mother digs the soil and plants and waters some young flower plants, Lenny goes on a search for wildlife. He finds an ant, a caterpillar, a butterfly, a ladybird, a spider, and other insects — and all the time their dog Wilbur is trying to join in. It's a situation that will be very familiar, but the charming depiction of Lenny and his mother engaged in these ordinary activities is brought to life by Ken Wilson Max's bright colors and strong simple lines. Its portrayal of a mixed race family is refreshing, as is the depiction of a delightful and characterful black child at the heart of the book. With its short and evocative text, this book will provide young children and their parents and carers with much to discuss.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Lucky Lenny, it is a beautiful day and he is in the yard with Mummy and their dog Wilbur. As Lenny explores, he sees a variety of creatures and the meeting and greeting follows the same format—"Miss Spider, Miss Spider. Where are you? Here I am. Here I am! How do you do?" Along with Lenny, kids will meet a worm, butterfly, caterpillar, ladybird, snail, grasshopper and bumblebee. After all this exposure to the animals that populate their yard, Lenny and Mummy head inside because it is lunchtime. One thing that may confuse American children is Lenny calling a ladybug a ladybird. Parents who are not familiar with that term will need to look it up. The other really subtle message is that Lenny is part of a mixed race family. This becomes more apparent when kids read the companion book, Lenny Has Lunch, in which his father is clearly of African descent. A sturdy book with appealing artwork that will definitely fill a niche. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845079802
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 826,314
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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