Review: Gardens Are For Growing

Author: Chelsea Tornetto
Illustrator: Hsulynn Pang
Publisher: Familius
Ages: 4-8

Written in springy, light verse, this father/daughter adventure takes us on a lighthearted romp through the steps necessary to plant and grow a beautiful garden. As the garden grows, so does the family, as we watch the relationship evolve in time over years.

Beautifully illustrated, with rich, vibrant details (the scarecrow spread is particularly wonderful), Pang’s drawing’s are a delight! Tornetto takes the mundane and makes it fun, creating full-circle moments from everyday adventures.

There are very few books in the picturebook arena that feature fathers playing and working with their children. This is a welcome addition to the genre.

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My thanks to Familius for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.

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