QUIET IN THE GARDEN by Aliki

February 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

quiet-gardenSitting quietly in his garden, a little boy observes the animals and listens to the sounds they make.  A succession of animals eats or drinks, while another animal asks “why did you do that?”  The response is “I was hungry”.  The rhythmic question and answer introduces each animal and what it eats (leaves, moss, gnat, moth, etc).  Watching his rabbit nibbling on a leaf, the boy states, “I know why you did that”.  He then picks a variety of fruits and vegetables for a picnic with his friends, all hungry in the “yummy, not-so-quiet garden”.

The soft watercolor and crayon illustrations are appealing and large enough to be seen by a group of children in a story time.  Yet small details, like the band aid on the boy’s elbow or the tiny ladybug on a leaf, will delight individual readers. A quiet story, and a good read aloud for spring, gardening, etc. Includes instructions for making your own quiet garden.

Picture Book

Recommended- Diane McCrink (Yonkers Will)

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