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.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~