Eddie's Garden : and How to Make Things Grow Paperback
What makes Eddie's garden grow? Earth, rain, sun and all sorts of creatures, of course!
Eddie's garden is magnificent, from his stringy bean house to his tall sunflowers.
How Eddie's garden grows and develops is clearly told in this gentle story with lively characters and colourful illustrations.
The book includes full information on growing a garden like Eddie's in a home garden or even indoors.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 40 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2006
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9781845070892
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Review by CamilaDeVeau
Summary: Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow is a beautiful story about a young boy who is watching his mother in the garden. The story begins with him asking his mother if he can have a garden as well. She says yes and they get started. Throughout the story, Eddie, his mother, and his younger sister, Lily, go through all the steps to grow a garden including making a list, going to the store, preparing the ground, planting the seeds, watering, waiting for the plants to grow, picking the plants, and preparing the food that the garden reaps. In the end, the garden is beautiful and life giving. The story ends with Eddie and his family eating a picnic with the food from the garden. Teaching Implications: This story can be used to introduce a unit on the earth, plants life cycle, or growing a garden. The book braids together a story about Eddie and facts about plants and how they grow. In the end of the book, there is a section on all the plants that Eddie grows in his garden and how to best garden them. It also gives a detailed description of the different things to be aware of including pests and birds and how to prevent those taking over your garden. Eddies Garden and How to Make Things Grow is also a great book because it goes through all the different steps that are necessary to grow a garden and be successful. It does this in such a way that is easy to understand and young students would be able to understand and duplicate.