Green Room Michael J. Rosen Down to Earth

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Down to Earth

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9780152013417: Down to Earth

Eve Bunting recalls the primroses she picked in Ireland. Amy and David Butler tell the tale of King Watermelon and the curious pole beans. And Lois Ehlert describes her annual amaryllis race. In all, forty-one acclaimed children’s book authors and illustrators contribute gardening memories and vision to benefit the hunger-relief efforts of Share Our Strength. An activity section at the back of the book is filled with ideas to inspire young people to grow their own gardens.

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Grade 4-6?This is one of those books in which authors and illustrators donate their works and somebody pulls it together into a package that, when sold, raises money for a cause. In this case, it's Rosen featuring "Share Our Strength," an American organization that contributes to school-breakfast programs, soup kitchens, etc. The body of the book is devoted to 38 reminiscences and musings, each about a different plant. The subjects range from milkweed and moss to roses and zucchini; the quality and tone vary too, as is the case in this kind of collection. The illustrations are more even in quality than the writings: colorful artwork in many different styles combines to make a garden of enjoyment. The second part of the book contains 33 projects or recipes related to the plants discussed: making a fruit tree bell to keep the birds away, drying flowers, making dandelion salad, making sun prints, etc. For whom is this book intended? The musings might be lost on children, but they could be read as stories heard from adults about their childhoods.?Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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