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Water, Weed, and Wait

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  5 reviews
When Miss Marigold challenges the kids at Pepper Lane Elementary to turn an unpromising patch of their schoolyard into a garden full of fruits, flowers, and vegetables, they know they'll need all the help they can get. Soon everyone in the community is lending a hand—including an unlikely neighbor with a soft spot for gardening—and it isn't long before peppers, zuccchini, ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Tricycle Press
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What a beautiful picture book! This is one that will be loved in classrooms during a unit on plants. I should probably save this review until Spring, but it's too great not to tell you about now.

This book reminded me a little of The Magic School Bus series because the teacher, Miss Marigold, made me think of Ms. Frizzle, with her name and her outfits. There is a grouchy neighbor that the students befriend and turn into a wonderful gardening mentor for them. In the end, everyone is happy, which i
Nancy Jo Lambert
This was a really fun read. I loved the illustrations and how everyone worked together to create the garden. It is a nice story that would certainly work well for teachers or parents who want to introduce the idea of growing a garden.
I would recommend it to a teacher planning a garden unit or to someone starting a school garden.
Community gardening--great to use with classrooms in a gardening unit!
Community gardening...good for a school garden project, planting tips
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