Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book Review - The Curious Garden

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: April 2009
Read Aloud: Ages 4-8
Source: Library
Rating: 4 Stars

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

A delightful picture book about a boy who creates a garden on abandoned railroad tracks. Inspired by Highline Park in Manhattan this book is filled with beautiful illustrations and a great message.

This book was a hit with my kids. We loved comparing the picture of the drab city at the beginning of the book with the beautiful city at the end of the book.

1 comment:

  1. Just from looking at the cover, it looks like the rest of the books illustrations are going to be adorable. I'll going to see if my library has this book. Thank you for the review.


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