No Weeds, No Bugs, No Bunnies

No Weeds, No Bugs, No Bunnies

First in a series of early readers

by Jerilynn Henrikson ~ illustrated by Patty Kahn

 

 

Jerilynn Henrikson and Patty Kahn have teamed up to create a series of early readers featuring Joe and his adventures with gardening. Any gardener knows that planting a garden takes determination. It seems problems always come up like weeds… or bugs… or bunnies. Follow gardener Joe in his three book journey as he learns more and more about the joys of planting, growing, and harvesting, and young readers learn more and more about the joys of learning, growing and reading!

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REVIEWS

Carmine Ternes, retired librarian and former President of the Kansas Library Association. Review appeared in The Emporia Gazette.

“Jerilynn Henrikson and Patty Kahn created a series of early readers featuring Joe and his adventures with gardening. Any gardener knows that planting a garden takes determination. It seems problems always come up like weeds… or bugs… or bunnies. Follow gardener Joe in his three book journey as he learns more and more about the joys of planting, growing, and harvesting, and young readers learn more and more about the joys of learning, growing and reading!”

If you want a creative and imaginative book, read No Weeds, No Bugs, No Bunnies. This children’s book engages and intrigues the reader. If you adore bunnies, you will be drawn to this book. If you are a gardening expert or you have never planted a garden, you will enjoy the experiences, animal and plant identification, and problem-solving skills in this amusing tale.

Alliteration, rhyme, repetition and imagery enhance this adorable story. The text flows smoothly introducing words at a gradual pace; repetition is not overdone and empowers learning, and sentences are clear and flawless.

Readers will identify and appreciate the moral of this fable. Learning to face adversity and overcome obstacles demonstrate how determined the main character, Joe, remains throughout the story. Rather than pout, scream, hurt others or quit, Joe’s willpower inspires him to face his gardening woes. Children will be intrigued by Joe’s steadfast desire to outsmart the weeds, the bugs and the bunnies.

The word list guides novice and experienced readers. A tasty lettuce salad recipe provides simple, step-by-step instructions and a wholesome connection to family dining. Whether you live in wealth or poverty, you will gain from this gardening experience. If you are familiar with a garden, participate in a community garden, or have no prior knowledge of gardening, you will make real world connections. Advanced learning beyond enjoying a good book is an added bonus.

Realistic illustrations creatively enlighten the pages with color and augment the story. The brilliant shades and artwork imaginatively highlight the setting and define Joe’s antagonists giving meaning to the tale. The number of pages and dimensions of the book invite readers of any tactile mobility to view with pleasure. This is a perfect lap-size reader.”

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This is Jerilynn Henrikson’s sixth book for kids. As a teacher, mom, and grandmother, she has always enjoyed hearing, reading, writing, and telling stories. She and Patricia Kahn have teamed up to create a three book series of early readers about young Joe and his gardening. No Weeds, No Bugs, No Bunnies is the first in the series.

Find other books and products for kids by Jerilynn Henrikson at www.prairiepatchwork.com. Her historical fiction chapter book for middle grades about the family of William Allen White, Teddy the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks, is  available at Rowe Publishing.

As a lifelong artist, Patricia Kahn, Ph.D. has worked in the areas of commercial interior design, art and medical illustration. She served as the director of an art therapy program, a public school art teacher and a university professor of art education. She currently is involved in art making, teaching art and running an outreach art program in Topeka, Kansas.

Contact Patty Kahn by email at comfortbeads@yahoo.com. Besides illustration, she specializes in Jewelry, Mosaics, Fiber Art, Drawings, and Cards.

ISBN:

978-1-939054-66-1 (hardcover)

Trim Size: 8.5″ x 11.0″

Pages: 36

Interior: Color

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