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"Charming" is the best description for A Child's Garden, a work that celebrates all of the things we experience in the garden in a way suited to a young child. Each chapter leads you on an adventure with your child. "Clouds" gets you to notice those lovely pink clouds in the evening sky, or the fleecy white clouds of an afternoon. Then you have several pages to record your observations. In "Rain," you trace raindrops down a windowpane, walk through puddles and look for rainbows. In "Seeds," you plant seeds of flowers that give a lot in return, like sunflowers, and then you describe the flowers as they grow.
There are 12 sections in this book, each illustrated with the most captivating watercolors. A Child's Gardenis a book children will return to again and again. They'll love to point to the little pictures and tell you what they see! It would make a lovely gift for grandparents to have when little ones come to visit!
— Eileen Kelly Klehr, Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden