My girls have had so much fun in the garden this year! They’ve been by my side helping ever since we put in our 9 raised garden beds. They helped plant seed potatoes and garlic, and then helped plant seeds when we started them inside last winter. It was so much fun watching their excitement when the seeds sprouted, and when we planted the seedlings outdoors. Of course, the absolute most fun they’ve had thus far is harvesting! They love to dig right into the dirt, and squeal when they pull up a potato or a carrot. It was priceless to see them jumping up and down with pure joy when they saw the first tomatoes turning orange.
As a mama, I am so proud to see my young daughters learning the value of nurturing the environment, growing healthy food, and developing healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime for them. It melts my heart to hear my oldest say, “Mama, what are we going to pick from the garden to eat for dinner today?”
I was so happy when I was given the chance to review the book A Pea with a Purpose by Michelle Voizin. I knew that it would be a perfect addition to our family book collection, especially since my girls have been loving their books about gardens so much lately. This book particularly stands out, with its beautiful, detailed, vibrant illustrations. It is an adorable story about an organic pea named Perry, who is on a journey to inspire children to be excited about their own gifts and purposes in life. It’s a story that celebrates family values and the organic farm to table movement. My daughters, ages 2 and 4, are drawn in by the animated expressions on the peas in the book. They now make up their own stories about the veggies we pick in our garden.
For children and their families, A Pea with a Purpose sets the important example of eating healthy, chemical-free organic foods and respecting our environment. What a wonderful way to share this message with the children of the world!
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