Book Review

As an elementary school teacher, finding quality children's books is my passion, and when I find a great one - I want to share it! I recently discovered The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown. Modeled after the recent restoration of New York City's Highline Park, this lovely story is about a boy who finds an abandoned railroad and decides to plant seeds to make his neighborhood more beautiful. His efforts - though small, are noticed, and slowly the garden takes a pay it forward type effect, as his once dirty city slowly becomes more green and full of life. My students really enjoyed this story, the illustrations, and seemed inspired by it's message how even one kid can truly make a difference. Check it out!images/barnesandnoble

8 comments

Vivian said...

Cute book! It really gets me excited about teaching again... maybe I could pick up a few children's books to bring over there!

karey m. said...

sort of reminds me of iggy peck, architect...

will check it for the girlies three.

thanks!

*D* said...

Thanks for sharing! If you're looking for another good children's book check out "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids". It was introduced to me by a co-worker and has such a great message for kids. It's a new twist on the golden rule, you and your students will like it!

Vivi said...

This is a lovely find! I want to check this one out too.

mfs617 said...

I love getting new book recommendations! I'm an Elementary Ed major, so I'm always grateful for the help :)

nkp said...

As a mother of three kiddos, finding wonderful, beautifully illustrated children's books is my passion as well. This one definitely looks like it fits the bill! Thanks for sharing.

Marisa said...

what a sweet little book. thanks for the recommendation!

{melissa} said...

I adore this book! Even though the kids I teach live in a suburban area, they still love it :-) I love the message and how it empowers the kids to take action.