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A Year in Our New Garden Edition 2

May 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    15th May 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507093
  • Language English
  • Pages 36 pp.
  • Size 9.13" x 12"

Honored as a USBBY Outstanding International Book

Anna and Benjamin's family have just moved to a new house and can't wait to turn their messy grass into a beautiful garden, but first they must plan, plant and learn how to care for it. 

With the help of their neighbor Louis, the children grow beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables and discover the amazing wildlife living in their new garden.

As the seasons change, Anna and Benjamin learn about all the wonderful things you can do in a garden: planting, harvesting, playing, enjoying picnics and spotting insects.

Alongside the charming story, A Year in Our New Garden also gives real gardening tips accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations. This delightful and lively book will inspire children to get outdoors, be active and learn how nature changes around them through the year.

This beautifully detailed, seasonal story is a perfect companion to Gerda Muller's A Year Around the Great Oak and How Does My Garden Grow?

(Ages 4 to 7 years)

“The perfect companion for children who love to discover nature year around. I can't imagine a child who wouldn't be ready for gardening after reading this delightful story!” —The Reading Castle

“The bright pages of gardening specifics and kid-oriented details on planting a garden shouldn't be missed.” —Midwest Book Review

“This book not only provides a vivid reminder of the importance of growing our own crops, but it also includes detailed images and descriptions of the seasonal changes and some of the activities such as making an acorn necklace or freshly-squeezed lemonade in which the youngsters engage. I liked the simple fact that their new friend Louis, who is depicted in a wheelchair, has his own balcony garden as well. I also enjoyed the youngsters' enthusiastic embracing of their various gardening projects.” —GoodReads, Barbara

“The beautifully detailed paintings invite close inspection as the seasons change.... Helpful gardening tips, delicious recipes, and other related information accompany this tale and will surely inspire readers to create their own wonderful gardens. A fine companion to Muller's How Does My Garden Grow? And A Year Around the Great Oak, it continues her tradition of providing an engaging story that also seamlessly integrates facts about the natural world. Both entertaining and useful, this book is recommended for every library.” —School Library Journal

“Gerda Muller’s enchanting illustrations, filled with details, will keep little readers engaged.” —San Francisco Book Review

“The combination of text and illustrations make this the kind of book you can keep coming back to.... There are some lovely examples to show children of how you can plan a plot to grow plants along with additional fact boxes and instructions to make things just like they have in the story. This is a lovely book to share with a class when doing a topic on seasons and growing plants.” —School Library Association

Gerda Muller

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of the Seasons board books, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, A Year Around the Great Oak, and Where Do They Go When It Rains? (all Floris Books).