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My First Garden

Everything You Need to Know About the Birds, Butterflies, Reptiles, and Animals in Your Backyard (I Love Nature)

Bénédicte Boudassou, Charlène Tong (Illustrator), Grace McQuillan (Translated by)


List Price: 14.99*
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Discover the joys of identifying and observing insects and animals in My First Garden, an interactive and illustrated guide for the youngest of gardeners.

Your backyards and gardens are fabulous universes where many little animals and insects live. This book explores which creatures and critters may be found in common outdoor spaces. This book encourages children, ages 4 to 8, to create shelters where animals can visit, collect seeds to feed their guests, and respect boundaries of the wildlife that may stop by. They will look differently at earthworms, they will be fascinated by squirrels, and they will be amazed by butterflies!

Learn all about:
  • Earthworms
  • Robins and blackbirds
  • Ladybugs
  • Bees
  • Lizards
  • Earwigs
  • Squirrels
  • Frogs and toads
  • Ants
  • Snails
  • and butterflies!
Few things are more exciting than creating and encouraging biodiversity in your own backyard or garden!

Sky Pony, 9781510763975, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

About the Author

Grace McQuillan has translated the works of Andreï Makine, Stéphane Allix, and has received a French Voices Award for her translation of Le Crieur de Nuit by Nelly Alard. Her work has also appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and PBS NewsHour. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Nevis.