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We Are the Gardeners

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I loved this! I could see this being a nice book to read to my students when we discuss what plants need. I adored the illustrations in this book.
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Another fantastic book by Joanna Gaines!  I just adore all the lovely books she's released so far.  I listened to the audio and I also really enjoyed the narration- well done! My children are going to enjoy this little book that takes the mysterious science behind plants and teaches children while meandering through a lovely garden, grown by a child! I definitely recommend this when it releases! This will make a great book for car rides, listening to it while driving around town- kids can read along and it will open great discussions!
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"Every hard thing we choose to do makes us braver for the next time." 
A charming story told from the children's perspective about learning to grow a garden, and other lessons they picked up along the way. Love how the parents included the kids in planning and pointed them in the right direction, but let them do the work and gain confidence in themselves. Not giving up when things didn't go right, but starting over and learning from the experience, is such a good way to approach so many things. Great example of parenting there! The illustrations are lovely too. 
This would be a nice gift for any child young enough to listen or old enough to do a project of their own.
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This book summarizes the life lessons of gardening: be patient, never give up, learn about people/plants' needs to give them the appropriate care, keep learning and don't hesitate to ask for help, and finally remember to celebrate your successes with all the people who helped you along the way.... while keeping on eye on some new difficulties coming ahead of you, maybe in the name of a goat ;)
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I received a free copy from NetGalley. 
This book is wonderful! It teaches you that when you don't succeed to try again until you do. The illustrations are beautifully sketched. The story is very educational.
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Short and sweet, an adorable story about perseverance and patience through the lens of Gaines' children's garden.
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This book is darling. I love the character building story. It is a great reminder to me as an adult that even when things come against us, we are the cultivators of our space. We have the charge of trying again when we fail and protecting the things in our care.
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I wanted to read this however every time I tried to download the format would be all out of sorts. I wish it would send it in kindle format.
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As someone who just dipped her toes into gardening, I found "We Are the Gardeners" to represent just how rewarding gardening can be. Not only that, but this story beautifully illustrates that although roadblocks and setbacks can occur in gardening (and, ahem, life), there's nothing that a positive attitude and outlook can't fix. This was a children's book that made me want to hop right into the pages and join the gardening fun!
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really cute book! everything about this book is cute from the story to the photos to the message it sends to kids!
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I think this will be one that I buy for our family and to give as a gift too. It's an adorable story with beautiful illustrations. I could read this book again and again.
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Another winner from Joanna Gaines, I absolutely loved this book. It is sweet, smart and a great introduction to gardening for kids. I bought a final copy since we love the story so much.
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"We are the Gardeners" provides a fine family story along with gardening advice. The story relates how a family journeys from growing one small potted fern to raising a large garden. The book features colorful drawings that illustrate the gardening journey. With the story come great tips on how to start a garden, problems that can be encountered, what it takes to have a successful garden, and the lessons to be learned from gardening.

Families with kids will enjoy reading this book together and planning their own gardens. Even small children can look at the pictures and tell the story, which makes it a great teaching tool as well as a good story.

I received this book from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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Beautiful artwork!  As well as a great message.  Great book to read to learn about gardening or as a companion book to starting a garden for your children.  Lower elementary or preschool children will love this book especially for its detailed illustrations - and their parents will too!  It teaches valuable lessons about hard work and not giving up when things don't go the way you planned.  I plan on using this in homeschool with my 4 year old.  There is so much to discuss from the wonderful illustrations of nature, to the details of caring for and starting a garden, to the message of the book to persevere!

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review!
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Two loves: Joanna Gaines and Julianna Swaney!  I follow both on Instagram and I'm familiar with their work and backgrounds separately.  I was delighted to hear of their collaboration on this book and I could not love it more.  The story is family-friendly and pairs so nicely with Julianna's charming illustrations. It truly makes you believe in a world outside of devices and technology and I couldn't love it more.  We Are the Gardeners is a story for families and children who love to create and innovate in their own backyards.
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This is a wonderful book about teaching children the joy of gardening.  It is a nice how-to book about gardening fundamentals, and it is also about not giving up when you experience failure - trying and failing, and trying again!  The illustrations are gorgeous.  Highly recommended.  
This book would make a great gift.
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This is a delightful book for young readers. The illustrations are lovely. My daughters loved this book and we highly recommend it.
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Gorgeously illustrated and blooming with life lessons.  We adored this sweet little story of one family’s gardening adventures.  From a small start of one potted fern to a busy and productive garden, readers learn how to care for plants and what it takes for them to grow. But perhaps the best lesson this book offers is to never give up!
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I love love the Gaines & Family so I was delighted to get to read this one!  It was perfect length for a children's book.  The illustrations were delightful and the book had a great message.  I look forward to more of their books.  Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this adorable book.
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We Are the  Gardeners is a beautifully illustrated children's book, there is no doubt about that. The gentle colour scheme and designs are eye catching and absolutely adorable. The story itself and the text accompaniment however could have been better developed and had a better rhythm, and had more charm and beauty to match the pictures.

It felt to me that Gaines was trying to create a book that could be applied to different ages of child, however in doing so she doesn't get to expand on any of the strengths this book could have had and so it becomes average for all. Little ones could with the adults help play games with the pictures - but that's reliant on the readers creativity as the book itself does not particularly aid in this. Older children have the 'meh' text to read along with the adult which at moments is heartwarming, but ultimately have little to learn or expand upon here.

[This eARC was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]
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