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Spring Picture Books Review + Giveaway

Have you started planting your garden yet?

This year we are planting tomatoes, some lettuce and cabbage. We've had quite a rainy Spring so we decided to wait a couple of weeks before planting.  Gardening is one of our favorite hobbies here in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household because we get to eat the rewards.  There is nothing better than fresh salsa made with tomatoes handpicked from your garden.  

We're so excited to share this bundle of Springtime reads with you.  Each book is beautifully illustrated and sure to bring a smile as you share with your new reader.  

Young cooks will learn about the edible gifts that each season brings in What's Cooking in Flowerville? Recipes from Garden, Balcony or Window Box by Felicita Sala (US publication info - 4/5/22; ISBN: 978-3791375182; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 5-9; 40 pages),  

This warm and inviting collection of recipes from the author of What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street. Each month features a different member of the town, and a delicious recipe inspired by a fruit or vegetable. 

 Fantastic Fruits by Olaf Hajek and Annette Roeder (US pub info - 4/5/2022; ISBN: 978-3791375069; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 6-9; 40 pages), a beautiful exploration of everyone’s favorite fresh food.

 The National Menagerie of Art: Masterpieces from Vincent Van Goat to Lionhardo da Stinki by Tha├»s Vanderheyden (US pub info - 5/3/22; ISBN: 978-3791375090; Hardcover $12.95; Ages 5-9; 56 pages) elevates serious art to the heights of pure giggle-inducing fun. This collection of cleverly reimagined masterpieces is the perfect way to introduce young readers to great art. 

Even the greatest works of art will often fail to enthrall young children. But insert a funny, loveable animal into the scene, and it’s a whole different story. This delightful picture book takes artistic license as it reimagines the world’s most famous paintings for a young audience. A teddy bear surfs Hokusai’s Great Wave; a charming pig changes Mona Lisa’s smile from cryptic to comic; Munch’s scream is far less angsty on a panda’s face, while Whistler’s mother–the elephant–gives new meaning to Arrangement in Grey and Black.

The Wild Garden by Cynthia Cliff (US pub info - 5/3/2022; ISBN: 978-3791375120; Hardcover $16.95; Ages 5-9; 32 pages) is filled with charmingly rustic illustrations of people, plants and animals. This story about community and biodiversity introduces children to the variety of ways things can grow and flourish in nature. 

  * * * G I V E A W A Y *** 

Three Boys and an Old Lady is so excited to partner with Media Masters to offer one lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader a collection of all 4 of these delightful books. 

  • This giveaway is open to residents in US/Can/UK only 
  • 1 winner will receive 4 books - What's Cooking in Flowerville?, Fantastic Fruits, The National Menagerie of Art, and The Wild Garden     

Spring Picture Books from Prestel Junior


ken ohl said…
The wild garden my little niece would love
Shirley OFlynn said…
My granddaughter would really enjoy The Wild Garden.
bn100 said…
The Wild Garden
Laura said…
I'm most looking forward to sharing The Wild Garden with my kids!
Pamela Frady said…
The Wild Garden

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