The Curious Garden by Peter BrownThe Curious Garden by Peter Brown

The Curious Garden

byPeter Brown

Picture Books | April 1, 2009

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One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, includingChildren Make Terrible PetsandThe Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor forCreepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, aNew York TimesBest Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of...
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Title:The Curious GardenFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.25 × 8.88 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316015474

ISBN - 13:9780316015479

Appropriate for ages: 4

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from small things can make a huge difference Although fictional, this story is based on a real situation that got the author imagining. This is a book that shows children the possibilities when they put their mind to something. One child started in a small way that changed his city. By helping flowers grow he sparked a transformation from drab surroundings to a beautiful place to be, and the next summer there were many other people gardening, too. Exquisite illustrations.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book My daughter loves to be read this book - we've had since she was 18months and she still loves it at almost 2 and a half. It has just enough words to read without being too long for the little ones attention span. The illustrations are fantastic with lots of opportunity for ‘I spy’ games too. This makes a great bedtime story.
Date published: 2011-04-16

Editorial Reviews

* "The art is spectacular and the book might inspire children to engage in small projects to improve their own neighborhoods."-School Library Journal, starred review