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#blogbookaday: Anywhere Farm

12 Feb

31159617Summary:  “For any anywhere farm, here’s all that you need: soil and sunshine, some water, a seed.
You might think a farm means fields, tractors, and a barnyard full of animals. But you can plant a farm anywhere you like! A box or a bucket, a boot or a pan almost anything can be turned into a home for green, growing things. Windows, balconies, and front steps all make wonderful spots to start. Who knows what plants you may choose to grow and who will come to see your new garden? Phyllis Root delivers a modern rhyming mantra for anyone hoping to put their green thumbs to good use, while G. Brian Karas s cheerful urban illustrations sprout from every page. After all, anywhere can be a farm all it takes is one small seed and someone to plant it.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Honestly, the first thing I noticed about this book was that there was a man in a wheelchair on the front cover. That drew me to the book immediately – a different type of diversity that you don’t often see in picture books. And then I read the adorable rhyming story of planting a garden where ever you may be and absolutely loved it! Plus, it’s a great way to introduce kids to different types of vegetables – help plant your own and then we get to the eat them straight from the plant.

Personal Reaction: Every spring my parents would let my siblings and me pick out a vegetable to plant in our garden in the backyard. And it was our responsibility to help water, weed and pick the vegetables when they were ripe. My parents still have a garden every year and this past summer my two-year-old nephew started helping out in the garden too – mostly just snacking on cherry tomatoes, but I love that he gets to have the same experience we had growing up!

Title: Anywhere Farm
Author: Phyllis Root
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: March 14, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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4th of July Books – Just to Get You Started!

3 Jul

Here are five books for the 4th of July! Some I’ve used for storytime, others are just really fun read alouds and still others make great resources with lots of quality information that is easily accessible for elementary school students. These are not by far, the best or only books about the 4th of July, but are just a few I wanted to share! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck by Katie Clark

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck by Katie Clark

The American Flag by Elaine Landau

The American Flag by Elaine Landau

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory by April Jones Prince

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory by April Jones Prince

Jake Johnson, The Story of a Mule by Tres Seymour

Jake Johnson, The Story of a Mule by Tres Seymour

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong

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