Grow

How We Get Food from Our Garden (Food Books for Kids)

Children - Non-Fiction
30 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2020
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Author Biography

Media professor Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author/illustrator of 23 multicultural/multilingual books (60+ ebooks—reviews by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism, an M.A. in international relations, and a broadcast & film certificate. His western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. Beckstrand’s Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, wordless and STEM books feature diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. See: Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Follett, Apple/iBooks, Ingram, Target, Walmart, and https://PremioBooks.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The grandfather and the little boy had to till and turn the soil, hack and hoe, plow and plant, mulch and mow, and it was a lovely day to work in the garden. January to June they harrowed and weeded, and April to August they watered and fed. They sowed by row, grafted, pollinated, pruned, and trimmed. The roots and shoots grew, and flower and fruit came. The little boy had rocks in his pockets, soil in his hair, and dirt everywhere. After the clouds, wind, sun, and showers, and the animals, birds, and bugs eating the weeds, slugs, and bugs, it was finally harvesting time. There were potatoes, pumpkins, peas, tomatoes, apples, bananas, apricots, broccoli, tulips, pansies, posies, and many other vegetables. This book will encourage children to have their own garden and tend to it.

 Grow: How We Get Food From Our Garden (Food Books For Kids) by Karl Beckstrand is an entertaining book that gives children a lot of information about food. With colorful pictures by Zanara, this book will captivate children and help them understand how they get the food they eat. The book is definitely the best way to introduce children to gardening and growing fruits and vegetables. The story is also a good way to help children develop a fondness for gardening. Parents and tutors can use it for read-aloud sessions and introduce youngsters to new vegetables, fruits, and flowers, along with showing them how to grow their food at home. Children can also be taught alliteration and rhyming words, and about planting, nurturing, and growing. Grow: How We Get Food From Our Garden by Karl Beckstrand is indeed an exciting journey for readers while they discover fruits, vegetables, new words, tongue twisters, alliteration, rhyming words, and tending to their garden.