Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal

I recently wrote a book review for The Washington Post about this lovely work of art. It’s perfect for this time of year when grubby little hands are eager to explore in the dirt again. Read the full review here, and below, a sneak peak at some of the beautiful illustrations.


“Up in the garden, carrot plants sprout. Pea blossoms bloom. Wasps are on the prowl, and honeybees visit, legs loaded with pollen.”

DSC_0006Every page is a visual treat. Be sure to check this one out before heading into the garden with your little ones!

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