This is a lovely book about growing a garden with those you love. The illustrations are sweet, gently colorful and evocative. The story is a simple one that is nicely told. A family learns to appreciate growing things. They start with a fern plant and, by the end of the book, have a gorgeous outdoor garden.
The author shows that, as is often true, things go well at times and not so well at others. That first fern plant dies, a victim of over watering. Aphids invade. Earthworms help. Readers will learn that persistence, teamwork and a willingness to fail are important qualities for gardeners.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review. As we move into spring and summer, this charming book will encourage gardening.