Linh’s Rooftop Garden

Peachtree. (Where In the Garden?: Bk. 4). Mar. 2023. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781682631683.
Gr 3-7–In the fourth “Where In the Garden?” book, Linh goes looking for blueberries for a family brunch party. An inquisitive Asian child, she sorts through what she knows about blueberries and compares those qualities to what she finds on the rooftop garden. Readers learn what is a blueberry and what is not; they learn what is a gooseberry, and what is not, what are the characteristics of a tomato, broccoli, and more. Linh cheerfully scours the garden treats and finally finds blueberries that she happily takes to brunch, which includes friends from the previous books. Linh’s journey as she searches is methodical, straightforward, and full of descriptive words for children to try out; the story is compelling and educational as well. The illustrations, with realistic layers of the fruits, allow them to be lifelike, and an author’s note includes recipes.
VERDICT A solid addition to this series, and wonderful for most children’s gardening or botanical shelves.

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