This book is for anyone who loves to garden and wants to invite a child to join in a delicious celebration of the fullness of life.
Crisp cabbages, crunchy carrots, radiant radishes.... Vibrant illustrations of vegetables in the garden by legendary Japanese artist Mayumi Oda will inspire children to see the garden as a life-giving place where they can touch the Earth and see how Nature loves and feeds them. Starting with green and purple asparagus in the Spring, the book moves joyfully through the seasons, showing how hot and cold weather, sunshine and rain all combine to bring about a happy harvest.
“"Mayumi Oda's book is a lovely passage through a garden––for children and grown-ups too." ––Wendell Berry "Mayumi Oda is a magician; her paintbrush is a wand. You open this book and you are under its spell. But it's not a spell that binds; it's a spell that sets free." ––Brother David Steindl-Rast, founder of Gratefulness.org "Well-known artist Mayumi Oda's sassy, irresistible vegetables sing and dance off the page in this ode to the children of Mother Earth. Who wouldn't want to go right out and take a bite?" ––Holly Hammond, Yoga Journal”