Groundhogs love to eat vegetables, especially fresh vegetables right from the garden. When Little Groundhog is very hungry, he tries to get some vegetables from the garden of Squirrel. Squirrel
recognizes that Little Groundhog is simply hungr
y, and suggests that he grow a garden of his own.
How Groundhog’s Garden Grew is the story of an unlikely friendship, that grows between Little Groundhog and his neighbor, Squirrel. Squirrel helps his little friend learn about gardening. From planning it, to planting his vegetables, to harvesting, and even sharing them with his neighboring animals. Author Lynne Cherry tells this heartwarming story with passion and creativity, to spark the imagination and offer plenty of laughs to those who read it.
Not only does Squirrel help his little friend, he also watches out for him and makes sure he is planting a garden that will reap a good harvest to eat and to share. The lessons that this children’s book teaches are unusual to find in one book for children. Working together, sharing, gardening, participating in the community, and giving back, are all touched on with this tale of two unlikely friends. The
lessons on gardening and sharing are made even more clear by the way the illustrations demonstrate
the most important points of the story. They are colorful, and offer an addition to the lessons that are written about.
This story is a great one to share with the kids and read aloud. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher, sharing this story with children will be a learning experience for you and them. Learning is something that is always desired with the books we share with kids, but combining the learning experience with fun and humor is even better. This story was written specifically for ages four to eight, but is such a delightful story that is will be loved by adults and children of all ages. The full color illustrations, put together with the charming story line, make this an exceptional story to share and share again. Fun, educational, and thought provoking, all in one story, is what you will get when you buy this book.