Tales about gardens for children

Tales About Gardens by Dr Richard Whitlow.

Dr Richard Whitlow is a gardener from the Gold Coast in Australia who has written a lovely new series of books designed to answer the questions which kid’s ask about the things around them and how they work, such as ‘why is the sky blue’, and, ‘what makes that croaking sound?’ Kids want to know about the sights and sounds around them, and adults are often too busy to explain things or may not know the right answers themselves. These stories provide stepping stones for both kids and parents or adults.

The central character in the stories is George Garden Bug, Gee Gee for short, who asks questions and learns many things throughout the various stories. The books are delightfully illustrated, and provide websites for further study and story word search puzzles for fun and entertainment. Early primary school age children will find these books both fun and informative, and parents may find them useful for reading along with curious young children.