Children's Poet Laureate

Whose Garden Is it?

Gulliver Books, Harcourt, Inc., 2004.

Illustrated by Jane Dyer.

The gardener says it belongs to him. But the woodchuck insists it's his. And so do the rabbit, the butterfly, the bumblebee, and the little squash bug. Even the tiny seeds and the whistling wind stake their claim. As they stroll along, Mrs. McGee and her young friend continue to ponder the question. And so will young readers of this joyful and thought- provoking book.

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Whose Garden Is it?

Winner of the 2004 National Outdoor Book Award/Children's Category

Child Magazine Best Books of the Year Award, 2004

"The evocative pictures complement the excellent text, which leads children to look more closely at nature."

School Library Journal

"A rhyming romp which touches on the intricate relationships between animals and plants, sun, soil, and water…Hoberman's creative words and upbeat rhythms cheerfully introduce some basic players in the garden web of life, and Dyer's sunny watercolors of a magnificent garden are radiant and inviting."

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