Friday, April 26, 2013

Margo's Musings: Listen to Grandma!



You can guess which book Margo wanted to read, and she is excited for it to be a part of our week long celebration of Planet Earth. So, we're bringing it back into the spotlight!




Grandma Says...Dream Green by Nancy-Jo Funaro is a brilliant tribute to mother nature. Margo has loved the gardening talk around the dinner table, and has made it very clear that this was the book she wished to remind everyone 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.


I enjoy thinking about colors and textures, and listening to my mom read this story to Margo was fascinating. The photography that accompanies the poem 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!" ~ F


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. 

Check out our interview with Nancy-Jo Funaro and learn a little more about the story behind the story...

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

(this green guy is really making his way around the book block- he must be a bookworm ; ) 

14 comments:

  1. Well, we haven't found any green guys in our garden yet, it's a little early. This sounds like a neat book and if Grandma says it, it's bound to be true.

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    1. Hi creativewriting, It's a very nice, visual book that can be enjoyed by everyone. Thanks so much for popping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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    1. Hi Kelly, Isn't he though??? I love that caterpillar : ) ~ F

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  3. Grandma Mullins says, "Green worms are fine...as long as she doesn't find them eating her tomato plants. Then they have to move somewhere else across the yard." :)

    Teaching children to love to grow things is a wonderful part of their education. My Grandma and Mother thought so too.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, LOL! They are fine- unless eating the tomatoes! It is such a magical part of growing up : ) Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  4. I bet Margo was smiling when she looked at him. What a great book! I'm glad you are teaching her the RIGHT things. Excellent my friend! I need to get this book for sure. :-)

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    1. Hi Robyn, You would be right! lol- thanks! Lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  5. I love the look of that book...it makes me want to forget about my kitchen and go out and plant something!

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    1. Hi Patty, I agree! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  6. I love all the photos in the book and the green caterpillar is cute!

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    1. Hi Barbara, It's a brilliant book to check out! Lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  7. I really love the photos especially old Bessy who looks completely adorable <3
    I do not have a green thumb but envy all those that do!

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    1. Adriana- So glad you enjoyed the photos! I have just started a garden with my dad and I am hoping our green thumbs will shine through. :) ~F

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