Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Weekly Book Talk

I adore books written by Kevin Henkes because his stories are extremely captivating and can help steer the imagination of young kids. "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" is an all time favorite but today i am going to talk about another book written by him called "My Garden".

The little girl in the book talks about her magical garden where the flowers change colors and the rabbits are made out of chocolate. She lets her imagination run wild and talks about having a  jelly bean bush and some unusual stuff like umbrellas and buttons which suddenly pops up in her garden.

I use this book during our unit on Plants. It is a great imagination stirrer and gets the kids super excited to talk about their magical garden.

I give this sheet to let children express their creativity. It is always a hit and kids have a blast.

You can download the sheet by clicking HERE !

The Link up is with Deanna Jump.


  1. This is such a sweet book. I'd never seen it until my aunt sent it to my daughter a couple of years ago!
    A Rill Classroom

    1. It is indeed a sweet book. Its great to see all the interesting gardens that children come up with.

  2. This would go great with the "magical seed" I let the kids plant. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What is the magical seed ? I would love to know more about it.