With recent events, I am sure more than one person has decided to start a garden or at least start working on their garden. In a Garden is a sweet and cozy story about what happens in the garden. Or the things that go on in a garden that you cannot see. Follow the life of a garden in this picture book filled with goodies.
For the adult reader, this book is overly simple. However, for the child reader, not only does a garden come to life by seeing the inner and outer workings, you are getting a little science as well. Tim McCanna educates as you are having fun. This story in verse is a nice anytime story.
And Aimee Sicuro’s cute artwork brings it all to life. Equally simple, but also very busy, colors pop off the page. The perfect details are present, and variety is everyplace. The feeling is at once peaceful and bubbling over with action. You just might not realize it at first. But both the text and illustrations complement each other to show this.
While aimed at a younger audience to be read to, the slightly older reader can start reading solo (with some help). A more advanced (but still early) reader can take this one on. Bonus material includes facts about ecosystems and how bugs and plants work together. Overall this is a nice book for the spring but can be read anytime of the year. And it is a great one-on-one or in a group setting reading.