By Mary Barrett
Green Bean! Green Bean!
By Patricia Thomas
Published by Dawn Publications, 12402 Bitney Springs Road, Nevada City, California 95959
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-544-8
A freckled-faced young gardener opens a packet of seeds and the magic begins. Crisp verses take the reader through the growing season from a sprout peeking out, to a curlicue catching dew, until finally harvest time. This is a wonderful way for children to learn about gardening.
Patricia Thomas grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania where she learned about gardening.
Over on the Farm
By Marianne Berkes
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-549-3
Welcome to the farm, where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop, hens peck, and turkeys strut. You can count, clap and sing along to the classic tune of “Over the Meadow”. This book will help children learn about life on a farm. The illustrations in this book are charming.
Marianne Berkes spent much of her life as an early childhood educator.
Wild Ones – Observing City Critters
By Carol L. Malnor
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-554-7
Wild ones are moving into the city! Follow the adorable, curious dog Scooter as he travels through an urban landscape. He sees many wild animals and not seeing more. The illustrations in this book draw upon real-life city scenes from across the United States.
Carol Malnor grew up in a suburb of Chicago where an urban park looked like the vast wilderness to her young eyes.
These books can be found at your local bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the above address, by using the website www.dawnpub.com, by calling 800-545-7475 or by checking your local library.