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My Garden (edition 2010)

by Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

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Title:My Garden
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A little girl imagines what her garden will be like if she had one.
  ashleyann65 | Jul 1, 2014 |
A young girl helps her mother in the garden, and then begins to imagine all of the fanciful plants she would like to have in her own garden (jellybean plants!). A whimsical story that will kep the kids laughing with each idea crazier than the next.
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 9, 2014 |
This is a wonderful book for young children. It would be especially useful to add to a unit about planting a garden or plants. It is well written and illustrated. Children would love the imaginative aspect of the story.
  charlottestudent | Jun 8, 2014 |
A young girl tells us about helping out in her mother's garden before describing her ideal garden (no weeds! chocolate rabbits and jelly beans! magical flowers!) The images are painted in bright pastels and an eye-catching variety of shapes and patterns.

Song pairing: "If All of the Raindrops"
  rarewren | May 1, 2014 |
The picture book begins in reality with a little girl helping her mother in the garden. From there the child imagines the perfect, magical garden where nothing dies, flowers change color, rabbits are chocolate, and anything you plant including jellybeans and umbrellas will grow. The child discusses flowers and vegetables. At the end, the little girl decides to indulge her fantasy and secretly plants a seashell in the garden.

This simple story would be a wonderful accompaniment to discussion on gardens, what does and does not grow, and what work is necessary to maintain a garden. It encourages imagination. What would grow in your child's fantasy garden?

The illustrations are bright, simple, and charming. Every page is filled with luxurious color. The author/illustrator, Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal for another book. His boldly outlined pictures are filled with action and expression. This charming picture book would make a lovely spring, Easter, Hanamatsuri, or birthday gift. ( )
  Bonnie_Ferrante | Apr 14, 2014 |
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The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden.

How does your garden grow?

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:18 -0400)

After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.

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