In The Garden
by Sam Williams.
playful poems celebrate the busy world of the garden—planting,
games, folklore, meals, and always serendipity-do.
Library Guild Selection
Summer 2006 Book Sense Children’s Picks
accomplishes the nifty trick of writing poems that preschoolers can
understand and enjoy without limiting the audience to only the youngest.
The wit and wordplay will work for older kids, too…Use this one
in spring to talk about gardens or, better yet, use it in winter when
dancing vegetables and a frog delivering a May basket of flowers would
be especially welcome.” HORN BOOK
snappy poems revolve around the growing season…Children will like
the quick pace and the lilting rhythm…These seasonal poems can
be shared one-on-one, read in storytimes, or alone.” SCHOOL
“Teachers may want to read the poems in science and poetry units,
but the energetic, silly rhymes will easily draw fans outside of the
“…a joyful celebration of gardening, vegetables and silliness.”
“…the perfect youngster’s poetry book.”
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE