Watch Me Grow: A Down to Earth Look at Growing Food in the City

ImageWatch Me Grow: A Down to Earth Look at Growing Food in the City
Deborah Hodge, Brian Harris (photographer)
Kids Can Press, 2011
32 p. $16.95
ISBN 13: 978-1554536184
Ages 4-8
Reviewed by Sabrina Hepworth

What can you grow almost anywhere that has soil, sunlight and water? Food, of course! “Watch Me Grow: A Down to Earth Look at Growing Food in the City” is a delicious book that takes children through Vancouver to uncover all the places food is grown in the city and how people grow them. The photographer uses a variation of action and still shots to create a vibrant and scrumptious experience for all ages.  The book is divided into four sections: growing, sharing, eating and caring. Children will be guided through the planting, harvesting, and preparation of food. In addition the book touches on the importance of being involved in the community and respecting the environment. The combination of thoughtful explanations for all things connected to cultivating food in a city and delightful photos make this book a captivating read at any age.