Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal

Release Date - March 2015

Kate Messner
Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books for Kids

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt is such a fascinating and creative way to teach children about the aspects of gardening. Most kids think of the seeds, the water, and then the sprouts. This book delves into the insects preparing the soil below ground, the creatures that rely on the insects for sustenance, and even goes into the different seasons.

The illustrations are vivid and help paint the picture that children will love reading about. It's also a great way to start getting kids excited for the gardens to come, as hard as it is for many dealing with a frost line that's reaching five-feet deep or more.


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