For the Love of Books

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Evening, friends!  Seeing as how it's the very last day of February already, I figured that I'd better use these last couple of hours in the day to bring you all this month's For the Love of Books post.  Kaden and I have been planting lots of seeds in preparation for our summer gardens this week, so I thought it would be fun to share a book, written for children ages three to seven, about a couple of critters doing some planting of their own.
Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes, written and illustrated by Bruce Koscielniak, highlights two very different, gardening processes.  Bear carefully plots out, painstakingly removes stones and weeds from, and strategically plants his garden; while Bunny haphazardly tosses his seeds over the ground.  Bear faithfully waters and gingerly places sticks to help his plants grow straight.  Bunny makes lemonade and throws a pool party.  Fortunately, when harvest-time comes, Bear's garden produces such an abundance of tomatoes that he has more than enough to share with his clueless neighbor, too; for Bunny's garden simply can't be found.  When he does find it, though, "the tomatoes are sure to be colossal."

I think this book would be fantastic for creating a secondary discussion about seasons.  With that said, there are so many absolutely fabulous books out there, that some month's I struggle with which ones to highlight here.  Don't get me wrong.  I'll keep on recommending, but if you're looking for something specific or simply need a little advice, I'd love to cater these posts to your needs.  Just leave me a comment on any of my For the Love of Books posts; and if I don't have the answer, I'll be sure to find it for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy reading, y'all!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This sounds adorable!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sounds great! Also a good one for discussing with a child who might be lazy....