Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose

Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose


Children - Educational
28 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2012
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Author Biography

Sheri Fink is a #1 best-selling, award-winning children’s author, the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” children’s brand, and an international speaker. She writes books that inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit.

Sheri’s first children’s book, The Little Rose, is an enchanting story about a rose growing in a weedbed who learns to accept and love herself despite her differences. Published in March 2011, The Little Rose has been a #1 best-seller on Amazon for over 60 weeks and is currently being adapted for the stage. The Kindle edition became the #1 top-rated children’s eBook on Amazon and is also a best-seller. In 2012, The Little Rose won the gold medal for best children’s K-3rd fable in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards.

Her second inspirational children’s book, The Little Gnome, was published March 2012 and debuted at #1 on the Amazon best-seller list. The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about a garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time and helps kids embrace change.

Sheri’s third children’s book, Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose, debuted October 2012 and became an instant Amazon best-seller. The book takes 2-5 year-olds on an educational adventure learning the alphabet and identifying the plants and animals of the garden.

Her fourth book, The Little Firefly, hit #1 on the Amazon best-seller list 18 days prior to release in 2013.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

"Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose," written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam, is a fun, beautiful, and educational book to share with young children. This book teaches the alphabet and identifies different objects throughout the garden whose names begin with each letter. Each page of the book is devoted to a different letter. The page for letter "C" asks the reader to point out the caterpillar, cardinal and cricket while the objects for letter "G" are goose, gnome, grass and gate. The illustrations include each of the objects listed for each letter.

This is a great book for teaching the alphabet as well as identifying different things whose names begin with different letters of the alphabet. The objects that are included are what one may see while being outside in a garden and therefore are different from the objects typically included in a "learning the alphabet" type book. As the books asks "can you find, " "where are," or "do you see," this book becomes very interactive. It helps children to identify what different objects look like. Therefore, this is a great book not only to help teach the letters of the alphabet, but also to introduce gardens and the things in them and what can be enjoyed while being outdoors. The illustrations are beautiful and soothing and fun for children to look at as they are filled with many details.