At first, the Great, Green Garden Tour sounds like a lot of fun. Before long, though, young rabbit Timo starts to find that it s a lot of pressure. Can he really call his garden great? Maybe it needs one little change or a few or a lot. Anxious to make his garden measure up, Timo forgets to take time out for anyone else. Luckily, his friends know just how to remind him ofAt first, the Great, Green Garden Tour sounds like a lot of fun. Before long, though, young rabbit Timo starts to find that it s a lot of pressure. Can he really call his garden great? Maybe it needs one little change or a few or a lot. Anxious to make his garden measure up, Timo forgets to take time out for anyone else. Luckily, his friends know just how to remind him of the value of being there for others: by being there for him when he needs it most. In musical prose filled with word play and whimsy, Victoria Allenby invites young readers to come along as Timo sets to work with a skip and a song, meets trouble with a sniff and a sigh, and triumphs with a smile that s as bright as the sun. Dean Griffiths charming illustrations are both classic and fresh, infusing each animal character with personality and life. Complete with an illustrated glossary of flowers, this beautifully-designed early reader might just be worthy of the word great. "...
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Timo's Garden Reviews
Leído con mi hija. Qué linda historia sobre un conejito que quiere ganar el concurso al mejor jardín. Muy bonito cuento infantil.
Timo signs up for the Toadstool Corners Garden Tour and works hard every day to make his garden great. Telling himself he loves gardening, Timo misses out on all his friends' invitations for summer fun as he prunes, plants and weeds. When rain prevents him from finishing his preparations Timo feels grumpy. On the day before the Garden Tour, all his friends come and help Timo spruce up the garden. But the Garden Tour is rained out. At last Timo realizes that his friends have come through for him, despite his preoccupation with gardening, and he throws a picnic in the garden. Brightly colored illustrations of the jauntily clad animals add interest. The cover has a wrap-around design, and the endpapers show silhouettes of the characters. Includes a glossary of the flowers mentioned in the story.Although this is a handsome book, and the theme of friendship will resonate with the intended audience, I wonder if kids will get excited about a story of a garden tour. Also, the ending is abrupt.
Timo is a young rabbit who enjoys gardening, and when he learns about Toadstool Corners' Great Green Garden Tour, he decides to make his garden even nicer. But he becomes so focused on his work that he neglects to make time for fun or for his friends. After a fierce rainstorm leaves his garden in a mess, his friends come to his rescue and fix everything right up. The storm causes the tour to be postponed, giving Timo time to repair the mess and add even more flowers to his garden. But this time he's learned his lesson, and he spends his time differently. The story from Canada has a lesson for everyone--yes, one that I could certainly stand to learn--and the illustrations are quite pretty. All the flowers mentioned in the story are labeled and sketched as part of the back matter.
Adorable illustrations fill the pages of this beginner chapter book about Timo and his friends. In order to prepare his yard for the garden tour he passes up all the fun activities his friends invite him to play. When rain ruins all of his hard work he wonders why he decided to do it. However, in the end his friends come through for him and help him get his garden in tip top shape. A cute story about friendship, setting priorities, responsibilities and kindness for ages five to eight.
I appreciated how this young reader book was relatively substantial in nature, more so than a typical young reader book would be. This book showed the importance of dedication and friendship, which I believe a young child may learn from and be inspired by. I would recommend this book to a patron interested in a slightly more challenging, but very satisfying, young reader book. +Book+List
Timo decides to enter the Great, Green Garden Tour, and he doesn't have time for his friends as he prepares everything. When a disaster strikes, and everyone pitches in to help, he learns that life is better with friends.