Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Book - 2015
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"Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves ... and down in the dirt."--
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781452119366
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged),illustrations,32 cm
Additional Contributors: Neal, Christopher Silas - Illustrator


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May 06, 2017

I love the illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal in this precious book about a young girl helping her Nana with all the seasonal chores in the garden. Lovely book for a quiet story time.

CircMary May 03, 2017

Gardening season is fast upon us. What I loved most about this picture book is the way it shows the interconnections between all of creation: from the plants, bees, and birds to the pillbugs, earthworms, and skunks and how all have their role to play. It would also be a good way to help educate little ones (and adults!) who are a little squeamish about insects, spiders, and snakes in their yards.

Feb 20, 2017

Good book to read to a toddler because of all the plants, animals , and bugs to look at!

ArapahoeSteffen Sep 27, 2016

Hipster illustrations and above average gardening vocabulary make this a special lap-sit book. Neat glossary at the end!
Check out Over and Under the Snow as well, another gorgeous creation by this author/illustrator team. THEN check out Over and Under the Pond.

Mar 12, 2016

This is a story about a girl learning whats happening up and below the garden. this story is full of education, And its helpful if you need to learn about insects or plants.

Anne__O Jun 25, 2015

Young gardeners will love the exquisite illustrations in this book, which shares the wonders of nature from a child’s perspective.

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Jan 30, 2018

RowanSteven thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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