Today more than ever, it is essential for children to learn that our food originates not from the supermarket but from our gardens and farms. As Noah leads his friends down his alphabet garden path, they all come to recognize how important it is to nourish the garden by welcoming the insects, composting and mulching, and by celebrating, rejoicing in and appreciating all of the gifts that the garden has to offer. Children, parents and grandparents will discover Noah’s Alphabet Garden to be both whimsical and AmaZing!
Randy Arnowitz is a Southern California gardener, horticulturist and writer. He particularly enjoys working with roses, orchids and sharing the day with his golden retriever, Peaches who faithfully accompanies him in the field. He has written for the Santa Barbara News-Press, The Montecito Journal, The Santa Barbara Sentinel and is currently a garden contributor for the Santa Barbara Independent. His work has also appeared in The Whole Person Calendar, Edible Santa Barbara, The Montecito Journal Magazine and Weird N.J. Noah’s Alphabet Garden is his first book. http://www.greenjeansmr.com
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by Gina La Monica, Ed.D.
Tid Bits is an easy to read picture book of 26 healthy snacks for children. Parents can prepare these snacks in less than 5 minutes. There is even a grocery list at the back of the book to make shopping for these snacks that much easier. The author, a health professor and exercise physiologist, provides parents with educational information along with useful websites. With the childhood obesity epidemic on the rise, this is a must read for all parents.