This Month’s Book:
Gwendolyn’s Pet Garden
Written by: Anne Renaud
Illustrated by: Rashin Kheiriyeh
Gwendolyn longs for a pet. What kind? How many legs? Two, four, ten—she’s not picky! But her parents have other ideas and instead they give her…a box of dirt. “It smells like swamp,” Gwendolyn says, but her parents say it smells of possibilities. And once Gwendolyn gets savvy about soil, sun, and shade, she finds they are right. The dirt starts performing some amazing tricks, and soon she has a whole pet garden of her own. It might not have any legs at all, but it was alive and Gwendolyn could talk to it, care for it, and watch it grow.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom is an educational program that is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the importance of agriculture in North Carolina. The program strives to achieve this mission in recommending books for use as additional resources to PreK – 12th grade educators. Each month we offer a book for anyone looking for a valid ag-related resource to utilize in the classroom. Each book will have accompanying activities of high-quality that can be integrated into lesson plans at various grade levels. The total purchase of one book is $5.00 and can be purchased until copies are sold out.