Hello, Garden! by Katherine Pryor, illustrated by Rose Soini

Hello, Garden! by Katherine Pryor, illustrated by Rose Soini. Schiffer Kids, 2021. 9780764361098

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Format: Board book

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book:    An adorable board book to celebrate summer for budding gardeners.  The simple rhyming text with beautiful illustrations begins the day with little toes in the dirt.  A brother and sister in an interracial family share the magic of nature, both above and beneath their feet.  The sun sets and flowers close their tired eyes in this garden paradise.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  A wonderful read aloud for all little ones to celebrate nature, summer, and gardening.   This could be a great introduction to learning about where food comes from, the different vegetables and animals that share our planet, or as part of a school garden curriculum.  This is sure to be read over and over; I loved it!

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, elementary schools, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  July 22, 2021

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