The Wind's Garden by Bethany Roberts

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A spring-time book to germinate a deep appreciation for nature. While a little girl plants seeds in her garden in neat straight rows, the wind whirls seeds of flowers and trees every which way. The little girl weeds and waters her garden, the wind just lets its garden grow. And with plenty of sun and rain, both gardens flourish. From seedling to flower, this picture book's simple verse and vibrant illustrations describe the beauty of both a cultivated garden and one created by nature. An author's note at the of the book gives tips on planting a garden.
 

About Bethany Roberts

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Bethany Roberts has written over fifteen picture books for children, including the popular Valentine Mice!, Halloween Mice!, and Christmas Mice! Ms. Roberts lives and gardens in Hamden, Connecticut.Melanie Hope Greenberg has illustrated a number of books for children, including On My Street by Eve Merriam. Ms. Greenberg lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 15, 2001 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Flowers grow in tidy rows in the woman's garden, but nature's garden grows until it is wild and bright with plants and flowers in lush chaos.

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Like the gardens themselves, Greenberg's (On My Street ) vibrant folk-art style gouache paintings burst with life, from the swooping curlicues used to indicate the wind to the zinnia-bright colors of the flowers and surrounding yard.

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