How Groundhog's Garden Grew (Paperback)
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|After taking one too many treats from his friends gardens, Little Groundhog is taught by Squirrel how to grow his own garden, from planting the seeds to harvesting the crop, so that Little Groundhog will have his own garden and finally be able to share with others himself. *Author: Cherry, Lynne *Publication Date: 2003/01/01 *Binding Type: Reinforced *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 11.00|
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Little Groundhog is in trouble with his animal friends. When he is caught stealing food from their gardens, his friend Squirrel offers to teach him how to grow and care for a garden of his very own. From gathering seeds in fall to planting in spring, from tending shoots and flowers in summer to harvesting food for a Thanksgiving feast, Little Groundhog learns every step in the process of growing fruits and vegetables. Each spread overflows with Lynne Cherry's lavish, carefully researched paintings and detailed drawings of various seeds and plants.| With its engrossing illustrations and simple story about animal friends, this picture book is perfect for young readers, and it's a great introduction to gardening as well. Children can learn along with Little Groundhog how to create gardens of their own as they come to appreciate the wonders of the natural world."When hungry Little Groundhog tries to eat some vegetables out of Squirrels garden, kind Squirrel takes him under his proverbial wing and shows him how to plant his own veggies...This charming story teaches children about the interplay among all living things, and the good feeling that comes with community participation and sharing." - School Library Journal
One day, when Lynne Cherry was a young girl, she lay down in the grass and closed her eyes. When she opened them a few moments later, several goldfinches (yellow birds) were fluttering gently near her face. That moment was very important to her--she realized then that if she was quiet and patient, small animals would come near her. Lynne has always loved nature. Even as a young girl, when she wasn't writing stories or reading, she would spend time in the woods near her house drawing everything she saw. She says that nature inspires her imagination to take flight and lets her dream of other places to write about. Writing books that invite children to take a look at their surroundings and appreciate nature is very important to Lynne. In fact, she is the founder and director of the Center for Children's Environmental Literature, which is an organization that believes kids can connect to their environment through literature or "hands-on" experiences. Her books have won several awards, including ABA's Pick of the List, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the IRA Teacher's Choice. Some of her books are based on the small books she wrote as a young girl. Lynne received a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and then went on to receive her MA in History at Yale University. A fun fact: Lynne enjoys traveling to learn about different places. She visited Brazil's Amazon rainforest to write her book, THE GREAT KAPOK TREE.