Maybe it could include Beatrix Potter's Peter in an escapade through
Mr. McGregor's garden... a little rabbit statuary peeking out of a
watering can (only its ears showing)? or squeezing under a gate? or a
queazy bunny looking for parsley?
Or maybe James Whitcomb Riley's The Child World (do we still find him
in the library?) I remember some fairies ... Mr. Squidjicum, I think,
a-limpin' along the garden path on his way to Miss Hoodjicum's tea
party and pinching the author on the nose, telling him
"Squinchy-winchy! Look wherever you please!" when they reached the
Maybe it could include some "hands on" exploring. Like feeling
different types of soil - sandy, loamy, clay...
Or a "bug appreciation" site, where kids can discover that bugs are
more than just creepy crawlies.
>I'm hoping all you creative people can help me with ideas for a Children's
>Garden for our local library. The children's librarian is being honored, and
>our focus will be
>on children's literature depicting gardening. As a bonus, the local chapter of
>Decorative Artists and Tole painters will assist our garden club by doing
>painted elements for the garden. This should be fun and challenging. Any ideas
>would be greatly appreciated, and I look forward to your response.
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