I Heard it from Alice Zucchini Poems About the Garden by Juanita Havill


I Heard it from Alice Zucchini Poems About the Garden by Juanita Havill

These 20 whimsical poems celebrate the joys of a garden from start to finish. The book will delight gardeners of all ages as it invites the reader to join in the Pea Pod Chant, wander through the Rhubarb Forest, dance with the Dainty Doily Dill Wee, and gossip with Alice Zucchini.


A bountiful harvest of lyrical poems that expresses delight in the world of nature...Havill knows how to craft a lullaby, a lyric to be sung, and a rhyme that begs chanting. Well suited to the charm of the verse, Davenier's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations transport readers to the ground level of the garden alongside mice, snails, crickets, and a busy young fairy. - School Library Journal , starred review Davenier deftly commands her medium, layering transparent, luminous watercolor...the best compositions truly sparkle. - Kirkus Reviews Fine choices for springtime poetry units, these selections offer excellent opportunities for studying sound, imagery, and poetry's range from quiet reflections to boisterous chants throughout the year. - Booklist

About the Author

Juanita Havill is the author of more than thirty books for children and young people, including Jamaica's Find, which won her the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The mother of two grown children, Juanita lives with her husband in Arizona. An avid garde As a young girl, Christine Davenier spent many hours painting with her grandmother in the garden. She now lives with her daughter in France. Other books illustrated by Christine Davenier include The Other Dog by Madeleine L'Engle, I Love the Rain by Marga

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32 pages


Juanita Havill
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Publication date

31st May 2006



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