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Watch Me Grow!

A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City

by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Brian Harris

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Feb 2011
ISBN:9781554536184
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

A charming introduction in words and photographs to growing food in the city.

The companion title to Up We Grow! is another informative and inspiring book about small-scale, local farming. This time the focus is on raising food in cities, where it can be grown anywhere - on windowsills, balconies, yards, boulevards and even rooftops.

Children follow the food, from planting and tending to harvesting and eating. Kids also read about sharing in community gardens and community kitchens and about the friendships and sense of caring that grow as people tend their city gardens.

About the Authors
Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Brian Harris is an award-winning photographer with many years of experience in photography and project management for not-for-profit organizations such as FarmFolk/CityFolk. His photographs appear in Up We Grow! He is a proponent of sustainable living and makes his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Green Earth Award, Newton Marasco Foundation
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

Direct and informative, this should inspire many kids to test out how green their thumbs are.

— Publishers Weekly

Imbued with eco-friendly values throughout, this rousing read should inspire youngsters to dig in and start planting.

— School Library Journal

... the simple, straightforward words and candid images of diverse gardeners young and old offer a rare introduction to an exciting movement and spotlight how urban agriculture helps build communities.

— Booklist

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Watch Me Grow! A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City

This companion title to Up We Grow! is another informative and inspiring book about small-scale local farming. This time, the focus is on raising food in cities, where it can be grown anywhere — windowsills, balconies, yards, boulevards and even rooftops. In the bustling city of Vancouver, we see children and adults growing food, caring for their gardens, sharing with neighbours and eating with friends and family.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

Other Titles by Deborah Hodge

Other Titles by Brian Harris

Up We Grow!

Up We Grow!

A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm
by Deborah Hodge
illustrated by Brian Harris
edition:Hardcover
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