Book Review – GARDENING

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Scarecrow written by Cynthia Rylant  illustrated by Lauren Stinger There is a peacefulness to this book that begs for the words to be whispered.  The illustrations tell their own story and pausing to enjoy the picture happened on every page.  The Scarecrows life unfolds through the pages as he stands in the garden.  Time passes and his surroundings change with the seasons.  My favorite detail is the garden.  In the beginning it is nothing more than a patch of earth, the gardener preparing the soil.  By the end the same gardener has tended to her garden, harvested her garden, and even stored her tools for the winter.  Beautiful! How Continue Reading