I LOVE Strawberries!
Shannon Anderson Jaclyn Sinquett Emma D. Dryden
Feeding Minds Press
Jolie LOVES strawberries - and she’s on an unstoppable (and hilarious) mission to grow her own food from seedling to table in this colorful introduction to the joy of growing the popular perennial.
Through Jolie’s comical scrapbook-style journal entries, young readers will learn how she convinces the “old people” (aka her parents) to let her grow her own strawberries. Growing strawberries is a lot of work and responsibility, but Jolie is ready with the help of her faithful rabbit Munchy! Together they find out just how delicious, rewarding, and sometimes complicated it can be to grow your own food.
Creating a garden calendar and notebook, how strawberries grow, what pests to look out for in a garden, why ladybugs are helpful, and how a good gardener takes care of strawberry plants are all explained in this fun and educational story. Informational backmatter includes tips on growing strawberries, an explanation of integrated pest management for greener, safer gardening - and even tips for how to find a pick your own strawberry patch near you.
This story makes a great read before a family trip to a strawberry patch, a garden store, or in a classroom talking about healthy eating and growing your own food.About the publisher: Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. We focus on helping young readers understand where their food comes from, who grows it, and how it gets to them and believe in cultivating curiosity about food and farming and how agriculture plays a role in our daily lives. All books from Feeding Minds Press have accompanying lessons, activities, and videos to further learning available on their website, Feedingmindspress.com.
Shannon Anderson has taught for twenty-five years, from first grade through college level. Shannon is also an award-winning children’s book author who LOVES to do author visits. She served as the Indiana Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Regional Advisor for many years and lives in Indiana with her husband, daughter, many pets, and a cute little strawberry patch. To learn more about her, go to www.shannonisteaching.com.
Jaclyn Sinquett grew up playing in her dad’s garden, feeding worms to box turtles, and tossing French fries to seagulls at the Jersey shore. She still lives in New Jersey and spends her time picking clover flowers with her little one, perusing the local farmer’s market and illustrating books for children. See more of her artwork at www.jaclynsinquett.com.