Childrens Nature Book Publisher
Available for Pre-Order. Book will release on March 1, 2016.
My family always had a garden when I was growing up. We grew lots of tomatoes, beans, and zucchini. I think I’ve eaten zucchini in every possible way imaginable. We seemed to always have a lot of it and, while I am fond of most veggies, zucchini is probably one I don’t go out of my way to eat! Ha. But, it was quite fun to help the plants grow and I fondly remember planting marigolds around the garden for pest control management. I loved marigolds so much that I named my little yellow and orange kitten “Marigold” when I got him in second grade. The happy memories of our family garden are all through the latest book by Dawn Publications called Green Bean! Green Bean!
Green Bean! Green Bean! is a cool new children’s book about a little girl (with her dog) and her garden. The book takes you from the very beginning of the process where the girl is planting seeds, taking care of the plants, to understanding what happens under the soil during winter. I have to say it reminded me a lot of myself at that age, complete with fluffy hair and a million freckles! We have really enjoyed reading this book to our girls and they look forward to planting their own little seeds in the spring. The back of the book has a lot of great information on plant life cycles, important vocabulary words to know, and instructions on how to create your own garden at home. It is all delicious!
Parents and Teachers: There are additional resources online, including lesson plans and free downloadable bookmarks. Go to www.dawnpub.com and click on “Activities,” or scan the code on the book.
Help for Classrooms! Dawn Publications gives away a classroom set of books each month just by entering the Mystery Contest at www.insideoutsidenature.com. They post the contest and activities from the blog on the Dawn Facebook page every Monday. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook to keep up with their events!
About the Author: Patricia Thomas grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania where she learned the delight of summers spent barefoot and hands digging in garden dirt. From her teacher parents, she also learned the joy of books, reading, poetry, and rhyme. The gardening part paid off when profits from 4-H tomato projects helped finance tuition at Penn State University. She married her PSU sweetheart, became a copywriter/editor, raised a family, and discovered she was a children’s writer. Today, nearly 45 years later, her first book, Stand Back, Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” still sends kids around the world into gales of laughter. Her books, stories, and articles cover wide-ranging poetic and prose styles. She has presented workshops, writing courses, lectures, and teacher-education seminars.
About the Illustrator: Trina Hunner’s favorite way to eat green beans is Szechwan style with lots of ginger, garlic, and chili peppers! Trina began to mark her life around the cycles of the growing season when she and her husband, Nikos, lived next to an organic farm. They now live in the Sierra Nevadas of northern California. Trina’s tried growing green beans there, but hasn’t had much success—beans just don’t grow well under the tall pines that surround their home. Trina has illustrated two other books for Dawn Publications: Molly’s Organic Farm and On Kiki’s Reef. When not creating vibrant watercolor paintings, she enjoys biking to the elementary school where she teaches, skiing in the mountains near her home, and playing with her trio of lovable pets.
List Price: $ 8.95