Wednesday 16 August 2017

The Children's Garden by Carole Lexa Schaefer and Pierr Morgan (Sasquatch Books)

An amazing book about a truly amazing place, that might inspire you to have a go and get stuck in out in your own garden. Here's "The Children's Garden" by Carole Lexa Schaeffer and Pierr Morgan
With more and more children growing up not knowing where the food on their tables actually comes from (other than Tescos or Waitrose, obviously) there's an increasing interest in showing kids just how amazing and how much fun it is to grow your own fruit and vegetables at home.

In "The Children's Garden" Carole Lexa Schaeffer is inspired by a project that has been running in various cities around the world - in this case in her home city of Oklahoma.

Down the road from Woodlawn Avenue, on a street called Sunnyside, there's a garden patch grown by children who live in the neighbourhood.

A sign on the garden's gate says: Children's Garden, WELCOME! 

That means: Come in, please. Listen, see, smell, touch-even taste! 

With delicious illustrations, Carole describes an amazing place in pleasing read-aloud prose, a community garden with a huge heart and a whole host of willing volunteers who love to go in and make things grow. 

It's really inspirational stuff. Sadly we don't have a patch of earth big enough to grow a carrot in but we do our best with tons of tomatoes and courgettes in tubs, so there's hope for us yet - and this book will definitely show you how to work around that problem yourself too!

"The Children's Garden" by Carole Lexa Schaefer and Pierr Morgan is out now, published by Sasquatch Books (kindly supplied for review).