How Does My Garden Grow? by Gerda Muller
  

How Does My Garden Grow?

Written by Gerda Muller
Illustrated by

Synopsis

How Does My Garden Grow? by Gerda Muller

Sophie lives in the city, and her vegetables come from the supermarket. Then she goes to visit her grandparents in the countryside -- and soon discovers how much there is to learn about how things grow! Sophie helps her grandfather through the different seasons, finding out about mulching onions, eating flowers, weeding, bees, making salad, catching beetles, digging, earthing up, picking and composting. When winter comes, Sophie has to go home -- but her grandfather has one last surprise for her. This is a wonderful book for children to learn about allotment or vegetable gardening through Sophie's eager and questioning eyes. Gerda Muller's characterful illustrations accurately depict the garden and its plants through spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Reviews

'Gerda Muller's informative and interesting story makes an excellent option for kids who enjoyed her wordless seasonal board books but are old enough to want to know even more.'

'Join Sophie this summer... to learn about what it takes to grow your very own garden. Discover how gardens change from season to season as plants, insects and wildlife cycle in and out of the garden. Take on chores such as planting, pruning, watering, harvesting, and cooking! From peas to bees, readers will learn the ins and outs of starting, maintaining, and enjoying a garden.'

'It's a wonderful book which my daughter loved and started reading immediately. It's colourful and educational, yet written in a very simple and easy to understand language. It is split in a few sections, each one offering interesting advice about planting your own garden and caring for it. The story is simple and a lot of kids could project themselves into the book character, Sophie.'

'If your children think they would like to have a vegetable garden this spring, How Does My Garden Grow, written and illustrated by Gerda Muller, shows how gardening can be an adventure with feasts to behold as vegetables mature and reach edible size. The story is accompanied and bordered by all sorts of instructive, labeled drawings and lists of all things gardening, very entertaining and informative.'

'This warm story of a child's summer at her grandparents'

-- birds, butterflies, bees, rabbits, bats, moles, worms, slugs, snails, and grubs -- are beautifully pictured, as are the vegetables harvested throughout the summer. Sophie helps with autumn garden chores and late harvests as well as winter preparations during weekend visits. When spring comes again, Sophie creates a garden on her balcony with a friend. This combination of engaging story and gardening information will delight and teach readers.

'The illustrations of vegetables are easy to recognise and name -- and the recipes simple and look delicious!'

'A bright book to teach children where our food comes from.'

About the Author

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and later on, Ecole Estienne of Paris. She illustrated over 120 books for children and worked with many publishers. Her books have been translated into many languages.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
36 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 7 years

Author

Gerda Muller
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Publisher

Floris Books

Publication date

23rd January 2014

ISBN

9781782500377


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