on 27 April 2009
This book has been invaluable to us - so simple and straightforward. My 3 year old has become obsessed with gardening this spring and my husband refers to this book a lot as he's been growing the plants with our daughter. The sunflowers are tremendous and we grew them from seed! The photos in this book are really useful for ideas, hints and creative ways to display the plants in the garden. We bought some toy storage colourful tubs and used them like in the book to display strawberry plants, tomato plants and marigolds. I love these DK books anyway. I've always found them to be most useful. The recipes are a bonus in this book because they can show a child from the beginning to the end result. For now my kitchen window remains like the Eden project until my husband decides to buy a greenhouse.
on 8 May 2009
I am a Reception teacher. The recipes in here are great as they can easily be linked to our books and topics, especially food and growth and the old classics like Jack and the Beanstalk. All the recipes are healthy and balaced yet easy. Some have quite a lot of ingredients but if you give a little thought you can cut some out. Brilliant resource and I've made a few at home too though don't have kids.
on 17 May 2010
This is a fabulous book for children and amateur gardeners,i saw this book at a local garden centre but checked it out at amazon before i bought it,it was for the purpose of growing a couple of things with my two older grandchildren who are nearly four we planted lettuce and rocket and they cant wait to have a look every time they are at my house to see how much they have grown,but i loved this book so much it has inspired me to have a go with other plants especially tomatoes, i have never had a go before but this book is so explanatory with pictures of every step you cannot fail to go wrong,my brother in law who has grown tomatoes for years had a look at the book and wants one for himself as he wants to have a go at some of the container plants himself and couldnt believe how easy they all are,i would recommend this book to anyone with young children as you dont even really need a garden for a lot of the vegetables as they can be grown in pots, it also gives great recipes for all the vegetables that you grow with step by step instructions.