A Garden Alphabet

by Isabel Wilner

With each letter of the alphabet, Wilner takes readers through a poetic display of the growth of a garden as it is planned, grown, and harvested. Ashley Wolff’s bold watercolours add to this creative book, putting life to its canine gardners and the garden itself

Write down each letter of the alphabet on chart paper. With the class come up with one thing that can exist in a garden beginning with each letter. Write these items along with the letter of the alphabet onto 1″ squares of paper. Hand one out to each child and ask them to draw a picture of the item on this pieces of paper. Attach each of these on popsicle sticks. Plant a class flower or vegetable garden in a long balcony planter and “plant” the alphabet markers in it.