National Trust Busy Little Bees: Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots - A Child's Guide to Gardening

National Trust Busy Little Bees: Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots - A Child's Guide to Gardening

National Trust Busy Little Bees: Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots - A Child's Guide to Gardening
Grace Easton

Nosy Crow Ltd

ISBN 9781788004046

Packed with brilliant activities and green-fingered ideas, top tips and fascinating facts, from growing berries and flowers in old hats and welly boots, to making miniature indoor magic gardens or even growing your own secret den. The perfect first introduction to the absolute delight of growing plants.

Librarian's Book choice

This charming book, printed in collaboration with the National trust, is full of ideas, facts and activities to get children interested in gardening.

The book starts with the 'top ten plants' for children and a glossary of some important words to understand before you get out into the garden.

From planting beans to making magical gardens and growing food to eat, this book is full of wonderful ideas for how to get children actively involved in the garden. In-between the activity idea pages are various 'fact' pages: plants that are good for encouraging bees, butterflies and birds; trees that are good for the environment; and tips to help children stay safe in the garden, for example.

The book is hardback, with thick pages that feel as if they'd wipe clean - perfect for a book that could potentially be around a lot of soil! Each page has lovely illustrations and the text, although relatively small, is easily digestible.

This book would make a great gift for children who have shown some interest in the outdoors, or for encouraging others to get outside and get involved in plants. Some of the lovely ideas would translate well to the classroom, perhaps for use in forest school sessions or by a school gardening club.

32 pages / Ages 5+ / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher.


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