I was a little nervous about submitting "Vegetable Kids in the Garden" to Kirkus Reviews. I read that some of the reviews were not positive. Although you can keep your review private if you don't like it, I was afraid it would affect my self-esteem in a negative way to get a less than stellar review. I was getting excellent comments from readers young and old who loved the book, but submitting the book for a review made me nervous. I wanted to know what an outsider who had not even picked up the hardcover book might say, so I did it!
I was thrilled with the review. I believe the reviewer described the activity and fun in the book better than I did. Not only did the review give me more confidence, I had a description I could happily share.
"Cousins Lucas and Emma love to spend time in their grandparents’ garden. One day, with the help of Grandpa and Nona (their grandmother), Lucas helps plant various vegetable seeds while learning about the uniqueness of each one. To his dismay, the plants aren’t ready by dinnertime, but he and Emma find plenty of fresh, scrumptious vegetables at the store. On another day, the two ride their bikes to Nona’s house again, but this time their friends Dylan and Zoe tag along, and the garden as a whole turns out to be as much a source of fun as it is vegetables. The four of them dig up treasures, discover bugs, and get into a jovial conversation about who would be which vegetable and why. After much laughter, Nona calls the kids in to make homemade pizzas and they eventually enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner together.
An ample serving of entertainment, a full measure of health education, and a dash of Christian thought, perfectly blended and served in a non-preachy way." –Kirkus Reviews
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Nancy Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Life Coach, and writer. Nancy will assist you with story ideas, organizing your book whether fiction or nonfiction, and choosing a method for publishing and printing.