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“The Little Gardener” by Jan Gerardi – Buddy’s Book Review

Welcome to Buddy’s Book Review! A review of our favorite children’s books here at The Nest Schools. We thoroughly believe in the power of literature, and we are excited to introduce wonderful new children’s books to our families in hopes that they will expand their own home libraries as we expand our own!   

How will we review and rate each book? Each book will be rated in terms of its likeness to our core values: KINDNESSWELLNESSINNOVATION, and FUN. Five beautiful feathers will be given for the core value we think each book best represents. Happy Reading! 

“The Little Gardener” by Jan Gerardi is a delightful children’s book that captivates both young readers and adults alike. The story follows a little gardener who tends to their garden with love and care, showcasing the joy and satisfaction that comes from nurturing living things.

There are so many charming and fun elements to this story, starting with the illustrations! The illustrations are full of vibrant and detailed images that draw readers into the world of the little gardener, with many critters and plants to find along the way.  

The little flaps add an element of surprise and ignite curiosity in young readers as they discover what is behind each one!  

Jan’s use of simple language in this book provides an opportunity for thoughtful discussion, interaction, and reflection among readers, making it easy for even the youngest readers to stay engaged as they yearn to discover and understand gardening from start to finish!  

Overall, “The Little Gardener” is a delightful read that sparks the imagination and leaves a lasting impression. It sends a heartwarming and meaningful message to its readers about patience, hard work, and the importance of taking care of nature. As a family, you will surely appreciate the gentle reminder to cherish and respect the environment around us and treasure this book for years to come!  


Buddy is proud to give this book five feathers for WELLNESS!