Author(s): Janice Marriott
Following the success of Yates Young Gardener: Growing Things to Eat, Janice Marriott's latest gardening book is packed full of ideas for outside fun and learning. With experiments like making shrunken heads, a butterfly feeding jar or fungus garden, or even designing a dream garden, this book is packed full of activities for you to do in your home garden. Look out for KIA - short for Mr Know-it-all - offering useful advice along the way, Nurse Nasturtium, teaching you how to keep safe in the garden, and the Red Hot Poker Joker, who pops up with jokes on any subject. And check out the Science Sleuth Slot, which offers mind-bending mysteries for you to solve. In no time at all you will become more of an expert on your garden than the adults who live with you. Whether it's making a lavender wand, a bird-feeding bar, or plant markers using ping-pong balls on bamboo stakes, Yates Young Gardener: Get Your Hands Dirty shows you your garden is full of wonderful adventures and challenges just waiting to happen. Yates has been inspiring gardeners, young and old, since 1883.
Janice Marriott lives and works in Wellington. She is an award-winning children's writer with a great passion for getting kids interested in their natural environment.