Sharon Lovejoy's Newest Book of Love - Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars

With the subtitle, Grandma's Bag of Tricks, Sharon Lovejoy summarizes her latest book of ideas for child care workers, teacher, parents, grandparents, and, well, anyone who enjoys hanging around with children.

There are 130 ideas for children of all ages.

Chapters and a taste of their contents
1 Preparing Camp Granny - birthdays, stories, home made bubbles,
2 The Neighborhood Naturalist - explorer kit, bird watching, butterfly gardening
3 Kids in the Kitchen - recipes for critter cakes, fluffy clouds, salad party
4 Kitchen Garbage Garden - citrus trees, sprouting spuds, strawberry skirts
5 Kids in the Garden - recipes, bale planters,
6 Rainy Day Activities - puppet show, crafts, theatre, worm hotel, cards to make

Outboxes on many pages have more suggestions - books to read, more activities to do together, bird words, nature facts, nutrition tips, crafts,

Lovejoy's previous books are favorites, too - "Trowel & Error", "Sunflower Houses" and "Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots". Each one is delightful and informative with wonderful art.

Easy to buy for friends and family -
$15 from Workman Publishing$10 online


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