In a Garden

Paula Wiseman Bks. Feb. 2020. 48p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534417977.
PreS-Gr 2–In a growing garden, millipedes move underground, magnified as they coil by a waiting seed. A root forms at eye level, and sprouts burst free. Each scene in this book allows the reader to find plants, animals, and insects living together harmoniously through passing seasons. As spring flowers bloom, a line of ants passes by. Baby birds open beaks for their meal while butterflies and bees busily flit past new blooms. A brush of color magnifies the movement as watercolor, ink, and charcoal create art from various perspectives, while brief text couplets encourage closer examination and support the addition of flower and insect vocabulary.
VERDICT With an author’s note that speaks to the history of gardening, this title is a colorful addition to accompany a study of seasons or plant growth.

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