Two Little Gardeners is a Little Golden Book we discovered when Caroline was quite young. You can tell from the fact that our beloved copy has no trademark gold covering left on the spine that it was, shall we say, well read and well loved.
Truthfully, this was one of her favorite books for some time. We read it over and over again. She would also spend a lot of time by herself just poring over the details of the illustrations (artistic child that she is).
Two Little Gardeners
The story begins after the snow melts in the spring when the two little gardeners come out to plant their garden. They prepare the earth and plant the seeds and starts. They watch as the plants begin to grow and flower into the summer.
The two little gardeners battle the weeds. They devise ways to deal with the animals who want to eat their growing food.
In the end, they have a lovely harvest which they cook and can. How does it all end?
You’ll have to read the story!
Such a wonderful book to introduce small children to growing food, the hard work gardening entails, and what happens after everything grows.
The illustrations by Gertrude Elliott are warm and inviting with lots of intriguing details. The style is unique and different from many other Little Golden Books. I think that was part of the appeal to Caroline.
Two Little Gardeners by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd is definitely worth adding to your bookshelf and cozy reading!