Planting the Wild Garden
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
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Make Way For BooksCleverly explains how wild seeds get spread to produce "wild gardens." The informative text is conveyed in story form, making it engaging for young readers or listeners.
Publisher SummaryShares the ways wind, water, and birds disperse seeds to create the wild garden.
A farmer and her son carefully plant seeds in their garden. In the wild garden, many seeds are planted too, but not by farmers' hands. Different kinds of animals transport all sorts of seeds, often without knowing it. Sometimes rain washes seeds away to a new and unexpected location. And sometimes something extraordinary occurs, as when the pods of Scotch broom burst open explosively in the summer heat, scattering seeds everywhere like popcorn. Kathryn Galbraith's lyrical prose seamlessly combines with Wendy Halperin's elegant, crisp illustrations to show that many elements-some unexpected-work together through the seasons to create and sustain the wild meadow garden.