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Rooftop Garden

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Hardcover w/ Audio & Video

ISBN: 9781646864959

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ISBN: 9781646864966

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Written by Danna Smith
Illustrated by Pati Aguilera
Sung by Holly Turton

A group of city friends work diligently together to grow herbs and vegetables in a rooftop garden. Set to a foot-tappin’ original tune, this rhythmic, rhyming story will have kids singing enthusiastically about the six stages of plant growth. The story concludes with a summer harvest and feast that celebrates the gardeners’ commitment. Includes singalong audio and video animation.

Key Selling Points:

  • SINGALONG FORMAT: Joins Barefoot’s award-winning collection of singalongs books, each of which includes access to audio and animation of the book..
  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Demonstrates that hard work and commitment to a long-term project can end in satisfying results.
  • STEM / GARDENING: Introduces children to the plant life cycle and the steps necessary to nurture plants as they go through the six stages of plant growth.
  • URBAN SETTING: Depicts community members working together in an urban rooftop garden.
  • ENDNOTES: Educational notes contain information about plant care, the six stages of plant development and more.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 24 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 3-7 years
  • Leveling: M / 2

Awards & Accolades

  • Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children’s Literature Award, 2023

“A community grows plants to the tune of an original song . . . The backmatter includes a musical score for the song, tips to start a garden, and a primer on the stages of plant growth. With a neat musical twist, this picture book grows on you” – Kirkus Reviews

“An inclusive group of neighbors care for raised rooftop beds of herbs and veggies in this festive picture book turned song” – Publishers Weekly

About the Contributors

Written by - Danna Smith
Danna Smith is a poet and an award-winning author of numerous books for children. Her nonfiction picture book, The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry, received two starred reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the recipient of Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the year. Danna is currently living and writing in northern California. For more information about her books, upcoming releases, and teaching activities, visit her website at www.dannasmithbooks.com.
Illustrated by - Pati Aguilera
When Pati Aguilera was a child, she liked to do all kinds of crafts, draw, and spend a lot of time sorting and looking at her pencils. She is Chilean, and has lived a large part of her life in the city of Santiago, where she studied design and became a book illustrator. Today she lives in the countryside with her partner and two daughters, and is building her biggest craft project of her life: her own house! Pati creates her artwork digitally so she can change the composition and palette until she achieves the desired balance and harmony.
Sung by - Holly Turton

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