Synopses & Reviews
Whatand#8217;s more fun for a child than playing in the dirt? Turning that activity into gardening, says author/illustrator team Stefan and Beverley Buczacki. In Young Gardener, the Buczackis take a green, organic, environmentally friendly approach to an activity they show can be enjoyed year-round. The idea is hands-on gardening that combines useful information with fun projects that can be done by children, alone or with adults. Aimed at young readers with gardens large or small, plain backyards, or simply indoor potted plants, Young Gardener is based on seasons, with sections devoted to early, middle, and late parts of each season. For example, spring gives the opportunity to sow seeds indoors and#151; in the house or a greenhouse and#151; and transfer them outside when theyand#8217;re hardy enough to survive. The authors also discuss wildlife and conservation issues, such as bats, mice, and even mysterious creatures like voles. Written in simple language and illustrated throughout with color photographs and black-and-white illustrations, Young Gardener captures childrenand#8217;s imaginations and excites their enthusiasm for the natural world outside and#151; or even inside and#151; their back door.
An introduction to gardening for the younger set.