This delightful book should really be titled
the child in all of us', because what delights children delights adults as
well. That first snap pea of the year is an ageless treasure.
Ms. Richardson takes you through all the garden processes necessary to be
a successful gardener. The approach is to organize each step so the
children can easily follow those aspects of gardening that appeal to
This would also be a great book for any beginning gardener.
There are chapters on planning the garden, building the garden, caring
for the garden, harvesting from the garden and even recipes for using your
harvest. There is also a section on crafts from the garden. Ms. Richardson
gives directions for a simple composter you and your children can build.
She teaches how to identify good bugs from bad bugs, and what to do when
they become a problem. And, she emphasizes the importance of organic
gardening and how to go about it. And, all of this is presented in a way to keep children interested.
Actually, we were pretty entertained too.