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    ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ Book Review

    'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction' Book Review

    As an avid reader and gardener, I love sharing books about gardening with my two young children. Both my preschooler daughter and toddler son have been helping me outside in the yard with my plants all spring and summer. My daughter especially loves reading books that relate to our current activities and endeavors. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction written by Clara Lidstrom and Annakarin Nyberg and illustrated by Katy Kimbell and Li Soderberg from Little Gestalten in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to expand my home library.

    Price

    Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction written by Clara Lidstrom and Annakarin Nyberg and illustrated by Katy Kimbell and Li Soderberg currently costs $16.16 on Amazon. With 48 pages of step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations, the book compares in price to other similar about gardening written for children. The medium-sized book measures 7.8 by 0.3 by 9.7 inches. I would definitely pay the current price, which I rate very positively.

    Cover of 'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction'

    Text

    Recommended for readers between the ages of 7 and 10 in second through fifth grade, Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction is a DIY book full of great gardening ideas that do not require sophisticated equipment or a large yard. I agree that the text is appropriate for the recommended age range. My daughter is four-and-a-half-years-old and is reading at a first grade level. She can already read much of the book with only a little bit of help. The eleven chapters are filled with gardening ideas, crafts, games, information, tips, recipes, and more. My daughter wants to do all the activities. I plan to continue referencing Let’s Garden with my children for many years to come.

    Inside Pages of 'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction' 1 Inside Pages of 'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction' 2

    Illustrations

    The illustrations in Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction are a mix of photographs and drawings. The photographs are quite eye-catching and inspiring. For example, I love feeding the birds that live around my home, and I have been considering making my own suet feeders. The photo that accompanies the recipe for bird food in the book is so pretty that I really want to try making my own. The drawings help illustrate the text perfectly so that young readers can better understand the concepts explained throughout the book.

    Inside Pages of 'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction' 3 Inside Pages of 'Let's Garden: A Step by Step Introduction' 4

    Final Verdict

    If you are searching for a beginning DYI book about gardening for your child, definitely check out Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction from Little Gestalten. The hardback book currently costs $16.16 on Amazon, which I consider very reasonable for 48 pages of step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations. Recommended for readers between the ages of 7 and 10 in second through fifth grade, the book is chockfull of gardening ideas, crafts, games, information, tips, recipes, and more. My daughter, who reads at a first grade level, can already read much of the book with only a little bit of help. The illustrations are a mix of photographs and drawings. I foresee my kids and I enjoying Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction written by Clara Lidstrom and Annakarin Nyberg and illustrated by Katy Kimbell and Li Soderberg for many years to come.

    Purchase Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction written by Clara Lidstrom and Annakarin Nyberg and illustrated by Katy Kimbell and Li Soderberg on Amazon via my affiliate link. For more information, visit the Little Gestalten website or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vimeo, and LinkedIn.

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    ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ Book Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Cover of ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of ‘Let’s Garden: A Step by Step Introduction’ 4 © 2016 Heather Johnson

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