|Planting the Wild Garden. . .
In this lyrical and lushly illustrated picture book, Kathryn O. Galbraith and Wendy Halperin, combine poetry and botany and share with young readers the many ways wind and water, birds and animals, plants and people -- all of us together -- plant the wild meadow garden.
*2011 Parents' Choice Gold Award
*Junior Library Guild selection
*Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2012
*2012 Best Books of the Year, Bank Street
*Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children's Literature Award, 2012
*Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children's Literature, 2012
*Starred review, Publishers Weekly
*Cybils Finalist, 2011
*Green Earth Book Award short list, 2012
*Cook Prize short list, 2012
Read what reviewers are saying!
"It is a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm."
~ Starred review, Publishers Weekly
"There's plenty to pore over and savor; this title would germinate nicely in primary classrooms and sow curiosity in one-on-one sharing." ~ Kirkus
A FARMER AND HER BOY carefully
plant seeds in their garden.
In the wild garden many seeds are planted too—but not by farmers’ hands.
The wind spins and spills seeds out across the meadow.
Raindrops and wash seeds away to new homes.
Birds and animals carry seeds with them as they travel from place to place.
Under the hot summer sun, Scotch broom pods open in the summer heat,
flinging seeds here, there, and everywhere.