Know, Sow & Grow
Kids' Book of Plants
Diana Noonan & Keith
YOU don't even have to
be a gardener - or a kid - to enjoy this award-winning little children's
It's colourful, fun and
educational and covers quite a range of subjects in the plant world,
from sunflowers, cactus, peas, kowhai, potato, beans, herbs and
flowers to all the vegetables you can think of - and more.
The illustrations are
delightful and the book is also full of little tips and revelations.
For example, did you know that the kowhai also grows wild in Chile
and in the Gough Islands between South America and Africa? Or that
the world's largest carrot, weighing 7kg, was grown in Nelson. Or
that you should always tear lettuce leaves? Cutting them with a
knife bruises the leaves and robs the lettuce of vitamins.
The Know, Sow &
Grow Kids' Book of Plants is a neat gift idea. Bridge Hill
Publishing is based in Alexandra. Phone: (03) 448 6569.
Gardener, Issue 94, March 14-27, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH