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I Heard It from Alice Zucchini: Poems About the Garden

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From the still chill of a winter night to the ra-ta-ta, ra-ta-ta, ra-ta-ta-too of a lively vegetable stew, these twenty whimsical poems celebrate the joys of a garden from start to finish. A tour de force of imagination, I Heard It from Alice Zucchini invites you to join in the Pea Pod Chant, wander through the Rhubarb Forest, dance with the Dainty Doily Dill Weed, gossip ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 23rd 2006 by Chronicle Books
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Lori Gravley
Mar 11, 2016 Lori Gravley rated it really liked it
20 poems and a table of contents. 2006 Chronicle "whimisical poems celebrate the garden from start to finish." Illustrations feature fairies. Vegetables are personified and speak poems from the voices of corn and cauliflower.
Janet Squires
Feb 22, 2016 Janet Squires rated it it was amazing
This collection of twenty seasonal poems gives a smart nod to the science of growing things in some of the works and relishes whimsy in others.
Cariegreer
Aug 02, 2012 Cariegreer rated it it was ok
This book of poems follows vegetables growing in the garden. It begins with the seeds talking about what they are going to be when they grow up; followed by the instructions of how to plant. The cutest poem is about the monster in the garden which is the scarecrow. subsequent poems are aobut the vegetables, a summer storm, July, an angry pumpkin, and ending with a vegetable stew. The illustrations have a little fairy in each setting so it has a fairy tale feel to it. The poems are decent; nothin ...more
Natalie
Apr 20, 2009 Natalie rated it liked it
Great title. I really liked the organization of the poems, they flowed from late winter into the planting season, through summer, and back to the first snow.

The poems themselves however weren't that strong. I wasn't really taken by any of them.
Laura Salas
Favorite poem: Carrots (reminds me of RKD's voice)
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Juanita Havill is the author of more than thirty books for children, including I HEARD IT FROM ALICE ZUCCHINI, a collection of poems about the garden; JAMAICA'S FIND, Reading Rainbow Review Book, IRA-CBC Children's Choice and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award); JAMAICA TAG-ALONG American Bookseller Pick of the Lists); and EYES LIKE WILLY'S (Crown-Lamplighter honor book). She lives and gardens i ...more
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