Friday, June 22, 2012

Margo's Musings: Grandma Says... Dream Green

Grandma Says...Dream Green by Nancy-Jo Funaro is Margo's pick today. She loved the gardening talk around the dinner table all week long and made it very clear that this was the book she wanted me to tell you about. Gardening is a big thing for my family in the summer. We love having fresh produce and beautiful flowers all season long. My grandmother and my mother both have very green thumbs, and Margo is bound to follow in their footsteps- though she has a special preference for all of the interesting bugs that go along with getting down into the dirt. ~ F


This particular children's book also interested me, as I enjoy thinking about colors and textures, and listening to my mom read this story to Margo was fascinating. The brilliant photography that accompanies the poem really creates a visual experience and makes it easy for a child to understand. Margo loved the pumpkins and, for some reason, completely cracked herself up over a picture of a squirrel eating a nut. Now, whenever we see a squirrel, she yells, "give em' a nut!" 


Grandma Says...Dream Green!
From a very young age, children are introduced to the color, form, and beauty of our world. This book emphasizes the vision we have for our children through photographs and poems...read more. 

This is the caterpillar Margo and I found in the garden. Isn't he cool! 

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love the colors! So vibrant makes you want to jump right in.

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    1. LM- I love the colors, too! I found myself touching the pages becauset the images look so real! ~F

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  2. I love this lovely and very informative post!

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  3. Such a wonderfully bright post, it really brought a spot of sunshine to an otherwise rainy day.

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    1. Petty- So glad that this post and book were able to brighten your day. This book is so colorful and vibrant- that it might just brighten your day every time you open it. :) ~F

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  4. Nothing better than a day in the garden. I'm so pleased to see this book and its focus on connecting children to the outside world. Wonderful.

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    1. Cleemckenzie- I agree! This book is an excellent way to get kids interested in gardens, nature, and healthy foods! ~F

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  5. That is the coolest caterpillar I've ever seen!

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  6. Dropping by from LinkedIn. Your blog is quite attractive--very tastefully laid out.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Arlee- Thanks so much for stopping by! We are so happy that you like the layout of our blog. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  7. My kids are totally into these type of big board picture books. We are currently fixated on the truck book and I need a change maybe this will be a good one. Headed over to look it up!

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    1. Hi Heidi, It's a fun book- the pictures are really great. Always wonderful to hear from you! ~ F

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  8. Good for you, you have a lot going on here! Saw you on Linedin forum.

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    1. Hi Sandra, Thanks for stopping by! Great to connect : ) ~ F

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  9. What a beautiful book - my little granddaughter is going to love this one.

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    1. Barbara- I think she will love it, too! A fun book about one of my favorite subjects- nature! :) ~F

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  10. What a great picture of a caterpillar. I think this would be a fun book for any child.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! You never know what you will find when you examine Mother Nature a little more closely. :) The book is beautiful and fun! ~F

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