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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

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Series: Holidays & Seasons, Seasons, Spring
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 1452161364
ISBN: 1452161364

Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.

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About the Book

Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit.

But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.

In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves…and down in the dirt.

About the Author & Illustrator

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers. She lives on Lake Champlain.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator. He currently teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

A Few Reviews:

A companion to the new Over and Under the Pond and the beloved Over and Under the Snow, this sweet exploration of the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year “could not be more lovely,” – Washington Post.

“Offers excellent coming attractions for what youngsters can expect when they try to grow something.”–Reading Today

“Will have readers itching to get their hands dirty.”–Baltimore Sun

“This is a really sweet book that explains how nature helps make a garden, with teamwork.”–This Kid Reviews Books

“This beautifully illustrated work shines a light on life beneath the surface.”–Modern Luxury: Manhattan

he harmonious relationships above and below ground, and those between the two, emphasize the complexities of the garden ecosystem, as well as the joys of sustained engagement with the land.”–The Horn Book Magazine

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