Friday, April 27, 2018

Two childrens books: about a garden and a stolen Stradivarius

Please note I did receive product samples in exchange for this blog post, but the picture and opinions are my own.

My kids love books, so today I'm reviewing two childrens books.  The first one is "A Big Garden" by Gilles Clement and illustrated by Vincent Grave.  As most my readers know we have a big garden and my kids are great helpers with it.  We have several kid garden books, but this one is particularly nice due to its size and the illustrations.  
A Big Garden is a lap sized book showcasing how something happens each month of the year in a garden.  (Whether you realize it or not.)  Far beyond planning, planting and harvesting the garden this book also has beautiful illustrations.  Each page has vibrant watercolors with elaborate details of tiny gardeners busy at work.  My kindergartner loved that each page had something to look for in an almost "Where's Waldo" like style.  She searched every page for the tiniest of details. 


The author is a landscape architect and creator of numerous public gardens.  A gorgeous lap book ideal for ages 6 and up.   You can purchase this book here.

The second book I'm sharing today is "The case of the pinched Stradivarius" by Elaine Loeser.
Safe in their aquarium inside a New York apartment, two turtles witness a crime.  Miles and Fargo are not your average tortoise, but when a little girls violin gets stolen these two crime fighters solve the crime in the most unlikeliest of ways.   A cute story for ages 3-8.  Simple to understand and follow for early readers.  Likable characters and nice illustrations make this book a fun addition to your child's library.
Available on Amazon.  The author of this book was a former writer for the tv show LA Law.
Learn more by checking out their webpage turtledetectives.com or follow them on facebook.

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