Plant, Sow, Make & Grow: Mud-Tastic Activities for Budding Gardeners

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$17.99  $16.73
Button Books
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9.1 X 10.6 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Esther Coombs is a professional illustrator living and working in rural Kent, UK. The inspiration for Plant, Sow, Make & Grow came from the gardening club at her daughter's school (founded by Esther) and a charming series of newsletters/zines, which she produces and illustrates herself in the same informative and approachable style as this book. Previously, Esther illustrated New York Activity Book and London Activity Book (both published by Button Books). See more at:
"The activities are easy to follow, with lots of tips and shortcuts, and making and using tools from recycled rubbish. As well as masses of practical advice, the book also seeks to impart facts, such as explaining why corn on the cob tastes sweet, and that an ear of corn always has an even number of rows. Hands-on and aspirational." May 2019--http: // "Website/Blog"
"The lovely, colourful illustrations in this very comprehensive book will have your little'uns itching to have a go in the garden."--Woodworking Crafts "Woodworking Crafts Magazine"
"Absolutely bursting with helpful gardening information whatever the season... Motivating and thoroughly down to earth, this alluringly illustrated book is one I wholeheartedly recommend for school and home."--https: // "Blog: redreadinghub"
"Plant, Sow, Make & Grow is truly inspiring and packed full of useful information and fascinating facts. This book would make a fabulous addition to a school library or classroom. Gardening can be used to initiate learning in maths, science, crafts and it's always a treat to harvest and eat your own crops!"--https: // "Website: Story Snug"
"This fantastic non-fiction read is a great one for budding gardeners. There is such a brilliant range of activities to choose from complete with step by step instructions and hints and tips along the way. I love how the book encourages you to recycle things like toilet rolls and bottles and to incorporate these into some gardening fun. The book is a wonderful, approachable introduction to gardening and the activities could be lovely to complete as a family." June 2019--https: // "Website/Blog"
"The ideal book for getting little gardeners interested in growing in a fun and cheap way... detailed and quirky illustrations make this book not only informative but beautiful."--https: // "Madge Reviews"
"Propelled by her volunteer work running a garden club at her daughter's school, professional illustrator Coombs presents 38 garden projects organized by season. The activities incorporate garden how-tos for eight types of plants as well as STEAM-oriented DIY projects such as charting plant growth, pressing flowers, and making seed bombs. Emphasizing budget-friendly options, Coombs encourages composting, seed saving, and repurposing plastic jugs as hanging baskets, watering cans, and scoops. Information about water conservation and the importance of fostering habitat for pollinators sharpens the ecological focus. Cheerfully delivered, this array of projects should inspire adults ready to dig into gardening adventures with kids." August 1st 2019--Kirkus Reviews "https: //"
"We can't wait to DIG into this book! I love how the book focuses on recycled products such as toilet rolls for seed starts, hanging tomato containers made from plastic bottles, and watering cans from bottles too. Along with what to plant in each of the seasons, and how, there are lovely pieces on wildlife, which are good for the garden, and which are not so much, and how to encourage them in."--http: // "website:"
"Full to bursting with all sorts of activities to introduce kiddos to gardening, this book is amazing. Swipe through to see just a few of the activities inside. And I have to say I am loving how it's broken down by season. I'm totally going to start trying the activities on schedule in the fall!" June 2019--Picture Books PLaydate "Instagram"
This book is brilliant and is packed full of practical tips and advice for growing lots of fun things. It is very obviously written from experience of setting up a children's gardening club, and so has plenty of practical tips and "https: //"
"This book is all about getting growing with children and learning about fun and rewards that brings, it's full of interesting activities, information and all the mudtastic sense of achievement eating homegrown veg creates." July 2019--Garden Trade Specialist "Magazine"
"This beautiful book was "reviewed" by my neighbour and their daughters Betsy and Martha (aged seven and nine). It prompted rewarding creative sessions, thanks to easy-to-read instructions and the fact that little more was needed than the contents of the recycling bin and bits and bobs from the garden. The gentle green messages prompted big discussions from little activities. Stand-out successes: clay-based wildflower seed bombs and the successful growing (and eating) of sweetcorn. Thumbs-up from everyone." Helen Yemm--Helen Yemm "The Sunday Telegraph"
"The chatty friendly style is really encouraging, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow, perfect to build confidence. Informative, approachable and beautifully presented, it's a book that will encourage all aspiring gardeners."--http: // "Website: Parents in Touch"
"A fantastic interactive book that allows for knowledge to be absorbed as you have fun, providing time for family (and/or friends) to spend together as well as the rewards and satisfying feelings that will come from making fruit and veg of your own... a book that would be of great benefit in schools in all classes, perhaps encouraging the beginnings of a gardening club or giving teachers the tools to encourage their pupils to learn more about the environment outside, recycling and the effects of things like gardening could have for that."--http: // "Blog: Mama Mummy Mum"
"Perfect for preschool and primary school children with help from grown-ups. It's a guide to gardening through the seasons... My 6-year-old loves this book and we have used it to get us started gardening this year. May 2019--https: // "Website/Blog"
Review & Instagram Post (@theworldistheirclassroom) "Plant, Sow, Make & Grow is the best place to start when planning your gardening projects for the year. It has all the information you need to get the kiddies outside digging up the mud, growing their own vegetables and bug-friendly flowers."--The World is Their Classroom "Blog: https: //"