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Jo MacDonald Had a Garden

Old MacDonald had a ... garden? Yes! Sing along with young Jo MacDonald as she grows healthy food for people and wild creatures. She and her cousin Mike are careful tending their garden, and watching all the creatures that come to visit it. Find out how butterflies, bumblebees, and birds help a garden to thrive — and how you can help them too. And keep an eye on one mysterious plant. What will it become?

Youngsters learn about garden ecosystems through this playful adaptation of Old MacDonald Had a Farm! With each verse of the song, more plants and wildlife appear, including an unlabeled plant that keeps growing and growing. With backmatter that includes tips on planting your own garden and interesting facts about plants, animals, insects, and more, this is a fun way to teach kids about the importance of good stewardship.


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"Careful observers can track the new plants and animals that arrive with each page turn and read more about them in the backmatter, which also includes some garden facts and tips, comprehension questions, activity extension ideas and a list of resources for gardening information specifically geared toward children. Bryant's watercolors reflect a childlike enthusiasm... This is likely to be a popular spring and garden story time choice." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 6
Author Mary Quattlebaum
Illustrator Laura J. Bryant
ISBN 1584691654
Publication Date Mar 1, 2012
Publisher Dawn Pubns
Language English