Wally's Big Book of Gardening

Wally's Big Book of Gardening

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After a lifetime spent tunneling through the hidden roots of backyard gardens, Wally engagingly teaches kids about the amazing and often magical world of plants. He describes the different types of plants according to how new ones are created; explains why plants need water and sunlight to thrive; differentiates between herbs and weeds; and provides information on unusual species, such as cacti, plants that are mobile, and those that consume insects. Finally, our aproned host invites kids to get started on gardening, advising which basic gardening tasks can be accomplished in each of the four seasons and what tools young gardeners will need for the job.

Combining thorough, informational text with hundreds of color illustrations and diagrams, this colorful book gives kids 8 to 12 a strong introduction to the world of the green and leafy. Young readers not only learn to identify a myriad of plants but also discover the miracle of nature happening in their own backyards. This is a fun-filled reference that kids--and even adults--will turn to again and again and is also available with a bright red and green mini-shovel that will encourage aspiring Wallys to venture from the library out into the garden.

Other Details:
Full-color illustrations throughout. 9 1/2 x 13 1/2" trim size. Published 2002.

Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780789207418
Branch Call Number: 635 TOM 2001
Characteristics: 39 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Ross, Thea
Alternative Title: Big book of gardening


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