Following on from the huge success of Yates Young Gardener: Growing things to eat, award-winning children’s author and passionate gardener Janice Marriott has teamed up again with Yates to bring us the exciting new book:
Yates Young Gardener
Get your hands dirty
by Janice Marriott
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2011 | RRP: $24.99 | HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Yates Young Gardener: Get your hands dirty is full of exciting things to make in the garden so you can get your hands dirty and watch what grows. Filled with fun facts, puzzles and jokes, this is a brilliant book helping young kids to learn, watch and nurture their brilliant creations in their own backyard.
In Yates Young Gardener: Get your hands dirty you can learn how to:
- Grow humungous fungus
- Make shrunken heads
- Make your own secret hideout in the garden
- Make magic wands
- Make your own wrapping paper
- Create sticky sticks, gungy pinecones and glop pots
In the book, KIA — Mr Know-it-all — gives useful advice, Nurse Nasturtium teaches you safety in the garden, Red Hot Poker Joker pops up with jokes and the Science Sleuth Slot gives you mind-bending mysteries to solve.
Janice Marriott had such a tremendous response from families and schools to Yates Young Gardener: Growing things to eat that she decided to provide more activities for children to do with plants in Yates Young Gardener: Get your hands dirty.
Janice says, ‘I’ve included a huge range of hands-on activities, many being things we used to do as kids — like making flower dolls, and cards made from leaf rubbings — and I’ve added more scientific methods of observation, and things to make that are just plain weird.
‘This is the book I wish I’d had years ago, and which I’ll use with all the children visitors to my garden in the years ahead.’
Janice Marriott is an award-winning children’s author and writes gardening columns for the Herald on Sunday and House and Garden magazine. She wrote about her own garden in her bestselling book, Common Ground. Her other titles include Common Table, Taking Off, Thor’s Tale, (winner of the Junior Fiction category in the 2007 New Zealand Post Book Awards), and Soldier in the Yellow Socks: Charles Upham, our finest fighting soldier, a finalist in the non-fiction category of the 2007 New Zealand Post Book Awards. Her novel Crossroads won the 1996 Aim Supreme Award and Senior Fiction Award.
What the reviewers said about Yates Young Gardener: Growing things to eat:
‘Full of easy, fun ideas to get little people into the garden and keep them enthralled.’ — Australian Women’s Weekly
‘This book makes gardening feel like fun, makes it very achievable for children, and piles a lot of learning in at the same time.’ — New Zealand Lifestyle Block
‘A fascinating and funny book for kids that complements Yates’ sponsorship of Cool Kids Grow programme in schools.’ — Weekend Gardener
BookieMonster says: I just had to post this as my brand new vege garden is slowly taking shape! We’ve started very late in the season but I have high hopes for the summer lasting long enough to make sure we get the most out of our seed sowing.