Publisher: Green Willow Books: Feb 3, 2009
Suitable for: 4 – 8 years
Topics: Gardens, Animals, Food
Opening: I love to go into the garden. I sit quietly. I see flowers and plants. It makes me feel peaceful. If I am very still, I see birds, insects, and creatures I had not noticed before. I can even hear them!
Book Summary: Sitting quietly in his garden, a little boy observes the eating habits of birds, butterflies, bugs, and other small animals.
Links to resources:
The book includes instructions on how to make your own garden and detailed illustrations of plants typically found in a garden
Classroom Activities from the publisher.
Garden Activities for Children
Garden coloring pages
Garden Critters coloring page
Why I like this book:
Quiet in the Garden takes children on a journey through a garden. They learn about the animals that live in our gardens. It starts off with a little boy sitting quietly in his garden enjoying the peace until he realizes the garden is alive and busy. Turns out, the garden is not so quiet after all with all the munching and conversations of the different animals. In the end, the little boy has a picnic with all his garden friends. Quiet in the Garden encourages children to safely explore nature, respecting the animals that live in nature. Children will notice that the little boy does not disturb or interfere with the animals as he watches them, quietly.