By Jan Gerardi
Random House Children’s Books, $6.99, 16 pages

The Little Gardener, by Jan Gerardi, is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Your little reader will eagerly move through the pages looking at the colorful pictures with hidden surprises under the flaps. The rhyming words take the child through the complete process of sowing a garden, from raking and hoeing to planting seeds, hoping for rain and dealing with bugs. Finally flowers and vegetables grow and seeds are saved for the next year. The Little Gardener is a book your child will browse through many times and will undoubtedly become a well-worn favorite due to the sweet storyline, beautiful illustrations and the interactive flaps.

Reviewed by Seniye Groff