Up in the Garden Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

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A companion to the new Over and Under the Pond and the beloved Over and Under the Snow, this sweet exploration of the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year "could not be more lovely," according to the Washington Post. Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves...and down in the dirt.

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers. She lives on Lake Champlain.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator. He currently teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Target Age: 5-8

Chronicle Books



Pub Date: March 14, 2017

0.4" H x 11.8" L x 7.9" W

56 pages



Pub Date: March 03, 2015

0.6" H x 12.3" L x 8.5" W

52 pages