With her signature woodblock prints, the Caldecott medalist Mary Azarian invites readers into her own garden to discover its simple joys. Revealing the variety of life underground, the bright comfort of a greenhouse on a winter’s day, or the anticipation of starting seeds indoors in early spring, this striking alphabet book reminds us that gardens are perhaps our best way to live closer to the land and to the rhythm of the seasons. Publishers WeeklyThe Caldecott Medal-winning artist applies her signature artwork to a tour of the garden from A for Arbor, where a mother reads to her child, to Z for a giant Zucchini! harvest. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.