After sketching and plotting and planting, Maxine and Leo know they've made The Greatest Garden Ever! But they're not the only ones who think so. Soon, all sorts of animals make their way in, munching on carrots and knocking over pots. When Leo and Maxine can't agree on a way to deter these unwelcome critters, it looks like there's more on the line than saving their garden — they just might need to save their friendship too.
Best friends Maxine and Leo combine their maker and artistic skills to create (and save!) the ultimate garden in this empowering, STEM-focused picture book. Kids will giggle at the pictures of Maxine and Leo's attempts — especially the "critter-creeping, laser-tripping, disco-ball-blinking, tuba-tooting… SUPER SPECTACULAR SCARECROW" — while also appreciating the ultimate message: compromise is often the best option, and "it takes a long time to grow a garden… but even longer to grow a friend."