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Logan searches for carrots in his greenhouse in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden? series.
Logan is organizing a pet playdate at his greenhouse for all of his friends, and his treats won’t be the same without his carrots. He’s searched and searched, but his greenhouse if filled with plenty of plants and Logan needs our help to identify them. What do we know about carrots? They’re long, orange, and have bushy leaves at the top—and, wait a moment, is that a carrot? No, that’s a turnip. Where, oh, where could those carrots be? Can you help Logan find them in time for his playdate?
The third title in JaNay Brown-Wood and Samara Hardy’s Where in the Garden? series stars Logan, a young boy who uses a wheelchair and accessible tools while gardening in his greenhouse. Playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of carrots against sweet potatoes, leeks, turnips, and other produce that grows in Logan’s greenhouse.
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 delicious winter carrot soup 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JaNay Brown-Wood grew up with a passion for writing and drafted her first series of unpublished picture books in elementary school.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 www.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 www.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
- Children who use wheelchairs will find a fictional friend in Logan and will rejoice in spotting his accessible garden tools and green house accommodations.
"Children will love the hunt for the elusive carrots as layered, hand-painted watercolors add texture and warmth to the quest in this delicious botany lesson for youngsters."—Booklist
"With bright hues, clear shapes, and friendly faces, Hardy’s cozy cartoon illustrations add warmth to the snow-dusted setting. . . . Young green thumbs will enjoy this engaging intro to winter fruits and vegetables."—Kirkus Reviews