Want to get your kids involved and excited about planting fruits, vegetables and flowers this spring? Pair your garden planning with Lois Ehlert’s classic picture books Planting a Rainbow and Growing Vegetable Soup!
In Planting a Rainbow, a mother and child plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.
In Growing Vegetable Soup, a kid and a Dad plant a vegetable garden. The necessary tools are pictured and labeled, as are the seeds (green bean, pea, corn, zucchini squash, and carrot). Then the real gardening happens . . . planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, chopping, and cooking! In the end? “It was the best soup ever.”