Busy In The Garden

Illustrated by Sam Williams.
Greenwillow (HarperCollins).

24 playful poems celebrate the busy world of the garden—planting, games, folklore, meals, and always serendipity-do.

Junior Library Guild Selection
Summer 2006 Book Sense Children’s Picks

“Shannon 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
“Twenty-four 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 LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Teachers may want to read the poems in science and poetry units, but the energetic, silly rhymes will easily draw fans outside of the classroom.” BOOKLIST

“…a joyful celebration of gardening, vegetables and silliness.”         KIRKUS

“…the perfect youngster’s poetry book.”