Picture Book Review: Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden by Danna Smith

Rooftop Garden
by Danna Smith (Author), Pati Aguilera (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

A group of neighbors decide to plant a rooftop garden. They plant the seeds, water them, and weed. They encourage pollinators like butterflies and bees, but they gently remove the pesky bugs and snails. Finally they can harvest their crop of vegetables and have a big feast!

I liked the illustrations, and I especially appreciated that the neighbors are from all types of ethnicities and ages. On each page, we see them all working together to build their garden. The art style is simple and attractive with bright colors.

The back of the book gives more information about how to grow your own garden, with directions for weeding and watering. There is also chart about the life cycle of a plant from a seedling to the ripening of the vegetable, berry, or fruit.

One really cool thing about this book is that the text is meant to be sung, and there is sheet music for the song at the back of the book. There is also a QR code for the online video where you can sing along as you read, and the video has the illustrations animated as well!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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