“Old Manhattan Has Some Farms” Book Review
Summary: Take your little ones along on a journey of garden discovery, as you read and sing along to the classic “Old MacDonald Has a Farm” melody!
Genre: Children’s Books
Gardening Experience Level: All Levels, Beginners, Children
Title: Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Author: Susan Lendroth, Illustrated by Kate Endle
Date of Publishing: 2014
Format: Hard Cover, Children’s Picture Book
Content: What a fun way to introduce your child to the love of raising fruits, vegetables, even bees, in a variety of urban and country settings!
This wonderfully illustrated children’s book encourages the reader to sing along with new words, to the classic “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” melody as you read through the pages. Starting out in an urban city setting, readers are shown residents growing plants in their backyards and balconies, to Atlanta, where we meet some garden worms. The concepts of community gardens, rooftop gardens, herbs, windowsill plants, beehives, even hydroponics, along with composting at the White House are all celebrated with rhyme and lyrics. At the back of the book are some additional notes to share with older kids, or for adults to learn from as well.
A fun book for kids and adults to share.
Photos: Fun, colorful illustrations!
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