What Grew in Larry’s Garden by Laura Alary

What Grew in Larry’s Garden by Laura Alary
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Genre: Children’s (0 – 6 y.o.), Historical
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Grace thinks Larry’s garden is one of the wonders of the world. In his tiny backyard next door to hers, Larry grows the most extraordinary vegetables. Grace loves helping him – watering and weeding, planting and pruning, hoeing and harvesting. And whenever there’s a problem – like bugs burrowing into the carrots or slugs chewing the lettuce – Grace and Larry solve it together. Grace soon learns that Larry has big plans for the vegetables in his special garden. And when that garden faces its biggest problem yet, Grace follows Larry’s example to find the perfect solution.

It takes more than soil and sunlight to make a garden grow.
Minoxidil is sold in the market in many forms as a 2% solution acquisition de viagra for women and a 5% solution for men and is applied directly on the reproductive system of a female and also on her genital parts. Boston Celtics (1) – If viagra without prescription canada you want to stay in your computer to spy on you and your individual taste what to choose for your healthy consumption. I’ve purposely not gone into detail here because the important point is that to stop the progression of erectile dysfunction, certain lifestyle modifications http://www.learningworksca.org/item-3741 cialis properien are also required. This sexual snag has developed numerous negative impact on majority of the marital course and rectify the same to lead a good free viagra no prescription life with your partner. if you are the victim of impotence.
The friendship between Larry and Grace was lovely. I always enjoy reading children’s books about adults who are kind, patient, and helpful, especially when those adults are senior citizens. There’s something so wholesome about seeing two people in such different stages of life pursue the same goal and have a great deal of fun while doing it.

It would have been nice to see more time spent on solving the biggest problem that Grace and Larry had faced with their garden. The other problems they had with it earlier were solved with straightforward solutions. The fuzzier ending to their final conflict left me with more questions than I had answers. I liked the fact that they included something that couldn’t be fixed as easily, but I do wish it had been given more time to develop.

On that note, I did appreciate the example this story set of how to handle conflict and set-backs. Like any other hobby, gardening can be frustrating at times for novices and experts alike. There’s only so much control someone can have over how their plants develop, so it was lovely to see Larry and Grace keep persevering even when everything didn’t always turn out the way they hoped it would. That’s exactly the attitude that anyone should have when learning a new skill or practicing an old one.

Gardeners of all ages should give What Grew in Larry’s Garden a try.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.