Planting the Wild Garden

By. Kathryn O. Galbraith

Illustrated by Wendy Halperin

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In the wild garden, there are many ways seeds are scattered and planted. Planting the Wild Garden shows the wind blowing seeds across the field, birds pecking at plants and dropping seed to new places, and animals that carry seed to other locations to grow.

There is so much more to this book than just learning to plant seeds. It is based around a farmer and her boy who are planting seeds in the garden. The illustrations around the edges of the pages show how pumpkins, carrots, cabbage, and peas start from a seed and come to full bloom. Second graders will pour over pictures that are realistic, soft, and colorful.

Planting the Wild Garden would be a great read aloud for teachers starting a unit on growing plants and how seeds turn into plants and vegetables.

Kathryn O. Galbraith’s website is

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  • Planting the Wild GardenTitle: Planting the Wild Garden
  • Author: Kathryn O. Galbraith
  • Illustrator: Wendy Halperin
  • Publisher; Peachtree Publishers, 2011
  • Reviewer: Susan Couture
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-56145-563-8
  • Genre: Nature, Non-fiction

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