Book Review: Garden Crafts for Children by Dawn Isaac

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Posted by admin | Posted in Beekeeping for Children, Book Review, Uncategorized | Posted on 15-04-2012

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So, this isn’t strictly a book about beekeeping but it is a book that encourages children to take part in gardening. In my Garden Crafts for Childrenopinion that will only encourage them to get more interested in things relating to gardening and hence they will discover beekeeping – just like I did.

With two very young children I wanted to read this book to have some fun activities up my sleeve which involve the garden. As I have recently taught them about the colours bees like (see blog post here about How To Get Children Interested in Beekeeping) which went down really well this book has landed on my door step at the perfect time.

Firstly a little bit about the author, Dawn Isaac, whom I have corresponded with over Twitter many a time (@dawnisaac if you are interested). She is an award winning garden designer from Chelsea Flower Show fame and also writes about family gardening and design for the RHS and for the Guardian. What is really cool however, not that those accomplishments are not, is that she is all the horticultural consultant for Mr Bloom’s Nursery on Cbeebies!!! I never knew that previously but I personally thinkMr Bloom and Gardening for Children that is amazing as I love that show…….and so do the boys. Well done Dawn, fantastic.

Anyway, the book. It is beautifully put together and the first thing I felt was just how light and bright the front cover was. It instantly makes you want to open it and explore the inside. It is a hardback book and is 128 pages long with fabulous photos on every page. There are a total of 35 projects which are “For children to sow, grow and make” and they all look excellent. Read the rest of this entry »

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