Michelle D, Reviewer
Gabi’s If/Then Garden by Caroline Karanja is available from Capstone on September 1, 2018. If you combine great characters and illustrations with child-friendly computer language, then you’ll have a great beginning coder book! Caroline Karanja has created an accessible and fun way for children to learn the basics of coding. Gabi and Adi spend an afternoon in the garden learning about if/then statements. “If it doesn’t rain, then they water the plants.” The girls use those statements to change “Simon Says” to Computer and Programmer. “If the Programmer does a jumping jack, then the Computer does a cartwheel.” Using child-friendly language and experiences, the girls discover that coding concepts are all around them. Beautifully done book! Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.