Picture Book of the Moment: Weeds Find a Way

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Sometimes I pick up a book at the book store, read it, and love it. Other times I read it and need to think about it for a while and then I love it! This is such a book. It is so relevant to this time of year where everywhere you look there are weeds growing! And what is a weed. It is really just a plant. A hearty plant that is growing somewhere where someone doesn’t want it to grow.

Picture Book about Weeds

WEEDS FIND A WAY written by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, illustrated by Carolyn Fisher

Kids don’t judge. To kids weeds are beautiful wild flowers free to enjoy! That is why I love this book and children’s books in general. I love being reminded about the way children see the world. This book delivers this message with charming illustrations bursting with texture and color but it is also a nonfiction book about weeds and their amazing ability to adapt. 

Check out the trailer…

Why not check out this book and then go for a nature walk and see if you can spot weeds growing in unusual places. The author has a fantastic curriculum guide with lots of activities too. The other day I saw some grass growing on the top of a wood pylon in the water. How did it get there I wonder! There is also one pesky vine that grow into our garage every summer. I am okay with weeds, in moderation. Left unchecked they would eventually tear up our roads and take over our houses! There are also some invasive plants that choke out native ones which is not good.

How do you feel about weeds? Please share!


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  1. “Weeds in moderation.” Yes. We have a weedy tree item that has grown from our neighbor’s yard, through our fence and drapes happily all over our yard. I’m enjoying watching it grow taller and taller and taller.
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