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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

by Kate Messner

Other authors: Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)

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This book is beautifully illustrated by, Christopher Silas Neal, to chow all the living things that live in the dirt and up above, in the garden. Kate Messner talks about the bugs who help with the job of making compost, chickens who eat the weeds, the planting of seeds the bees, and a little girl who loves spending time with her nana, gardening. ( )
  HeatherYaros | Feb 25, 2018 |
Great storybook! Perfect for any change-of-seasons time. ( )
  FoodCorpsDEPC | Jun 15, 2017 |
picture book with science thrown in, via notes at the end of the book ( )
  melodyreads | Dec 14, 2016 |
I liked this book because it had great details in both the story and the pictures. It states facts, but makes them interesting. This could be great for any elementary grade. It uses engaging language like "explore."
  kmbate8772 | Oct 12, 2016 |
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt is a beautiful and rich informational text that engages the reader through poetic text. The book starts out with a a grandmother and her grandchild plant a garden in the Spring. The grandchild asks what's under the ground? The rest of the text alternates between what is happening in the garden above and what is happening underground. Filled with information about plants, roots, animals, and insects, the story concludes in the Fall.

The text weaves in respect for nature and gardening. The relationship between the grandmother and grandchild is positive and endearing. Kate Messner, a former teacher, is the author of several children picture books and of the series Marty Mcquire and Ranger in Time.
  sherylforsman | Jul 27, 2016 |
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"Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves ... and down in the dirt."--… (more)

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