A garden is hard work, but so is most of the good, important stuff in life.
Chip buys Joanna and her children a young fern.
At first, everything goes swimmingly…but then something tragic happens.
Turns out, trying something new isn’t always easy, but sometimes, it’s the hardest work that leads to the greatest reward.
Having a little fern friend was fun, and the Gaines children decided that they want to do more.
But just because something is difficult, doesn’t mean they are going to give up.
From indoor plants to their first garden – Joanna and her children share all their ups and their downs.
They learn from their mistakes and bond together as a family.
We are the Gardeners.
Overall, this one was extremely cute and endearing.
The illustrations are sweet and appealing – the plants were whimsical and fun and the children were adorable.
The book’s plot meandered a bit but in a good way – I liked how we jumped around and how the story didn’t have a clear beginning-middle-end with a HUGE moral for the children.
To me, the best kinds of books just go on an adventure and the audience is just swept along – which is exactly what happened here.
Definitely one to read with the young gardener in your life!