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Young Gardener
     

Young Gardener

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by Stefan Buczacki, Anthea Sieveking (Photographer), Beverley Buczacki
 

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This is an exciting new title from the acclaimed gardening writer Stefan Buczacki, providing the perfect introduction for children to this rewarding and satisfying pastime. In collaboration with his wife, Beverley, Stefan has put together a series of projects and explanations designed to capture children's imaginations and fill them with enthusiasm for the natural

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This is an exciting new title from the acclaimed gardening writer Stefan Buczacki, providing the perfect introduction for children to this rewarding and satisfying pastime. In collaboration with his wife, Beverley, Stefan has put together a series of projects and explanations designed to capture children's imaginations and fill them with enthusiasm for the natural world outside their own back door.

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A simple guide to start an eco-friendly garden for all ages.
Children's Literature - Gwynne Spencer
Getting kids interested in gardening is a challenge for adults who love the dirt. This British volume features stunning and enticing photos (all in full color) of a variety of kids of a varied ages and cultures enjoying a multiple gardening tasks around the year. The text has not been Americanized (so you "fertilise" things and enjoy their "colour") including the measurements which are all metric, which takes some getting used to. I doubt, however, kids will agonize over this as much as adults. Each season is broken up into three sections, and, in each section (early-mid-late), you look at what is going on in the garden, what is happening to the plants, what kinds of things can you do in the garden, and how to enjoy one seasonally appropriate and satisfyingly easy garden craft project (such as a hanging bird table, a decorated flower pot, drying herbs, potpourri, pressed flower pictures, spore prints, Halloween jack-o-lantern, birdseed garland, Christmas garland, and a rhubarb crumble). A glossary and index are included. The large format (8 by 10 inches) and the abundance of illustrations in addition to the photos will serve to make this an attractive beginner guide to the garden for all ages. It would be especially helpful if your school is starting a community gardening project on the grounds, because, although the text is aimed at kids, it sounds a bit grownup (though the photos are all kids doing the work). The one drawback is that the seasonal extremes of winter and summer in Britain are not nearly what you find in the US, making some of the descriptions a bit optimistic at best when you factor in extremes that do not appear in the Sceptered Isle such as snow in the Rockies andthe Northeast and summers in the deep South.. Reviewer: Gwynne Spencer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847800008
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Stefan Buczacki is one of Britain's most popular and most highly respected gardening experts and has presented many television programmes.For more information about Stefan Buczacki click hereThrough her career, Anthea Sieveking has concentrated on photographing children and young people particularly in the area of child development. Her photographs have appeared in many magazines and books including education books aimed especially at children. Her work has been used by the World Health Organisation and in 1994 she worked in India as part of the 'Child to Child' scheme to promote health education amongst poorer children.Another area of her work has been portraiture of personalities including Ben Kingsley, Iris Murdoch, Sir Winston Churchill and commissions by the Arts Council of Great Britain.Her other books for Frances Lincoln are My First ABC, the 'Find My' series, the 'Eye Spy' series, the 'What Size/What Shape' series, Young Gardener, All About Me and What Am I? Beverley Buczacki has over twenty five years experience in schools, most of them as a primary school head teacher and her science teaching has been singled out for special praise by OFSTED.

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Young Gardener 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PanglossMystic More than 1 year ago
Books on teaching gardening to children are hard to find. This book features large print and language suitable for children themselves. If you want something for children to read themselves, this would be the book. Young Gardener features month by month descriptions of what might be going on in your garden and what to look for and do. This is a British book, so you may need to adjust the timing to suit your hardiness zone. This book is very helpful if you are teaching gardening to children at times other than spring and summer.