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January 29, 2018 | strande
Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a can't-wait-for-spring storytime you can do at home.
FIVE SEED ROLL
Five little seeds sitting in a bowl
One fell out and started to… ROLL
It bounced through the garden and got eaten by a crow
How many seeds are left to grow? (count down until the pesky crow has eaten all the seeds)
In this traditonal Russian tale, a farmer grows a turnip so big that it takes the combined efforts of him, his wife, six canaries, five geese, four hens, three cats, two pigs, one cow, and, finally, one mouse to pull it from the ground.
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
More to Share
In the city an abandoned lot squeezed between two buildings becomes a community garden.
A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.
Describes some of the ways that weeds live and grow in the most hostile environments, such as a tangle of tree roots or a crack in the cellar of an old house, where other plants cannot thrive.