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Format:
Title:
A green, green garden
ISBN:
9780060835613

9780060835620

9780329814182
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, ©2011.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Series title(s):
General Note:
"Mercer Mayer's Little Critter"--Jacket.
Summary:
Little Critter® and his family plant some vegetables. After lots of watering, weeding, and waiting, they enjoy a delicious meal--all from their green, green garden.
Reading Level:
Ages 3-5.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 1.3 0.5 Quiz 143339 English fiction.

Accelerated Reader 1.3.
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Summary

Summary

Join Mercer Mayer's classic and beloved character, Little Critter® as he goes green in this My First I Can Read book!

Little Critter learns that planting his own garden is a lot of fun and a lot of work. But the result--a green, green garden--is something he can cherish and enjoy.

Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.


Author Notes

Mercer Mayer was born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock Arkansas. While attending school at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Mayer decided to enter the field of children's book illustration. He created a portfolio of sketches and peddled them wherever he could. He moved to New York City in 1964, pursuing further instruction at the Art Students League of New York, where he met an artist named Marianna who became his first wife. He soon created a new portfolio and with these new sketches persuaded editors at Dial Press and Harper & Row to give him some illustration work. Mayer published his first book, A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, at Dial Press in 1967. It was notable for being a completely wordless picture book one that tells its story entirely with pictures. Mayer was one of the first illustrators to be credited for using this format. Five more books in this series were to follow. Mayer joined Golden Publishing, creators of Little Golden Books, in 1976. Through them he has sold his "Little Critter" and "Little Monster" series, which are popular with beginning readers. His title Just Me and My Dad made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2015, his title Little Critter: Just a Little Love, also made the list. His holiday book, Merry Christmas Mom and Dad, is also a bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Little Critter introduces beginning readers to planting and growing a garden through simple sentences and amusing illustrations. He and his family show children how to select seeds and plants; clear the land; and even how compost, worms, and bugs help a garden flourish. Pair this title with Katherine Ayres's Up, Down, and Around (Candlewick, 2006), Helene J. Jordan's How a Seed Grows (Crowell, 1960), and Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (Harcourt, 1987) for classroom garden units or storyhours.-Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Little Critter is excited when planting time arrives. However, unexpected hard work--especially waiting--is required after a trip to the garden store. One or two simple sentences are supported by illustrations on each page. It's the usual story, but readers familiar with Little Critter will enjoy the gentle mischief while finding the spider and mouse on most pages. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.