Have you ever been so curious about something that you did all you could to learn about it? The Curious Garden is a magical story written by Peter Brown that inspires you to use grit and determination to achieve your goals. The Curious Garden is a great book to use for an interactive read-aloud. It has wonderful illustrations that will keep any reader engaged.
The Curious Garden
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The Curious Garden is about a boy named Liam who lives in a dreary city. He finds a patch of plants struggling to survive, so he takes initiative to help them grow. Liam discovers encounters some obstacles, but soon the garden begins to grow. The garden is curious and soon begins to expand into unique places.
By the end of the story, the whole city begins to discover the beauty of nature. The author, Peter Brown writes an Author’s Note at the end of the book encouraging people to cooperate with nature.
This book is great for compare and contrast activities. One of my favorite comparisons to make is how Liam and the City Garden are alike. My students think comparing a boy with a city is fun. We discover that they are both curious and like to explore new places.
Be sure to check out this book if you have not already done so. It is one of my new favorites!
If you do interactive read-alouds in your class, you can find this read-aloud kit below.