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Linh searches for blueberries on her rooftop in this jubilant exploration of gardening and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden series?
Linh is having a picnic on her rooftop garden for all of her friends, and her snacks won’t be set without her blueberries. She’s searched and searched, but she has many plants on her rooftop, and Linh needs our help to identify them. What do we know about blueberries? They’re small, blue, and grow on bushes—and, just a second, is that a blueberry? No, that’s a gooseberry. Where, oh, where could those blueberries be? Can you help Linh find them in time for her picnic?
The fourth title in JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Hardy’s Where in the Garden series stars Linh, an Asian child who explores her garden with her single parent. Playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of blueberries against gooseberries, tomatoes, bananas, and other produce that grows on Linh’s rooftop garden.
Artist Samara Hardy brings this multi-layered story to life with vivid, cheerful illustrations created from layers of hand painted ink and watercolor texture. Back matter includes a scrumptious blueberry and banana pancakes recipe for little chefs to try.
About the Author
JaNay Brown-Wood grew up with a passion for writing and drafted her first series of unpublished picture books in elementary school. After earning a BA in psychology from UCLA, an MA in child development from CSU Sacramento, and a PHD in education from UC Davis, JaNay still loves storytelling! Follow her on Twitter @janaybrownwood and visit her on the web at JaNayBrownWood.com.
Samara Hardy has always loved to draw. Unfortunately for her parents, this was often on their walls and furniture…with her mother’s lipstick. Realizing she might make a career out of this, she graduated with a degree in illustration from Falmouth University and has since illustrated all kinds of wonderful things from picture books to reusable bags. She spends her days scribbling away and drawing by the sea. Follow her on Instagram @samara_hardy and visit her on the web at SamaraHardy.com.
- LITTLE GARDENERS AND THEIR GREEN THUMB FAMILIES will enjoy spotting familiar fruits and vegetables, and maybe even some that are brand-new to them!
- EDUCATORS AND LIBRARIANS seeking content to supplement food literacy learning
- HEALTHY EATING ADVOCATES looking for opportunities to introduce new foods to a little one’s palette
"Hardy’s vibrant use of colors and the textured layers of hand-painted ink and watercolors add an enticing quality to the fresh produce. . . . A charming garden-to-table experience."—Kirkus Reviews
"A solid addition to this series. . . "—School Library Journal