Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 07 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781788004046
Size: 205 x 220 mm
Length: 32 pages

National Trust Busy Little Bees: Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots – A Child’s Guide to Gardening


Packed with brilliant activities and green-fingered ideas, top tips and fascinating facts, from growing berries and flowers in old hats and welly boots, to making miniature indoor magic gardens or even growing your own secret den. The perfect first introduction to the absolute delight of growing plants.

Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website.

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“From growing a garden den to sprouting baby beans in a jar, this informative book is full of ideas for green-fingered fun both outdoors and indoors.”

– The Independent Bookshop Week Best New Kids’ Books Guide Summer 2019, The Guardian

“This gorgeous little guide is a wonderful first book for little ones and it is packed with simple gardening facts and lots of fun ideas for little hands.”

Acorn Books (blog)

“A sturdy, beautifully produced introduction to the delights of gardening and eating what you’ve grown.”

– Library Girl and Book Boy (blog)

“Bursting with ideas, activities and facts to get children interested, with its wipe-clean pages, and Grace Easton’s eye-catching illustrations, this is a book to use at home, in a nursery/early years setting or a school gardening club.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

“The book is well presented and, ingeniously, has wipe-clean pages so perfect for taking outside!”

– Let Them Be Small (blog)

“From building dens and spotting bugs to growing radishes and making compost, the simple instructions help you make the most of the garden… Highly recommended – and the illustrations are gorgeous too.”

– Ivy’s Library (blog)

“Perfect for Spring and anyone who loves getting their hands dirty. This book has plenty of options no matter how big or small your garden might be.”

– Mini Travellers (blog)

“With a practical spiral binding, plenty of illustrations to inspire, and tough board pages, this is a great way to get children to engage with nature. An ideal first gardening book.”

– Parents in Touch (blog)

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