2020 Growing Good Kids Book Award
2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List
2019 Florida Book Award - Bronze Medal
It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it? Author Marsha Diane Arnold's gentle story will encourage young readers to think beyond plans and expectations and imagine the wonderful possibilities that may occur when life and nature have other ideas.
Marsha Diane Arnold is a multiple-award–winning author with more than one million children’s books sold. She has been called a “born storyteller” by the media. One of her favorite childhood activities was poring over seed catalogs with her grandma Emma. Whether in straight rows or jumbly, Grandma Emma’s gardens were a colorful wonder in the midst of Kansas wheat fields. Marsha now lives in Southwest Florida, and from time to time plants seeds that surprise her, as they did Badger. Learn more at marshadianearnold.com.
Ramona Kaulitzki's biggest passion has always been drawing and storytelling. She loves creating little characters and breathing life into them. She lives in Germany.