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Lady Bugs!

Lady Bugs!
Lady Bugs!
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Join Danny and his family as they learn how to garden and be good to the earth at the same time. From learning where the autumn leaves disappeared to that got tilled into the garden to visiting the local greenhouse, Danny has fun the way only he knows how! 

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Pages: 12
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780744309393
Categories: Animals & Creatures, Educational, Environment
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: nature, children, fiction, ecology, environment, gardening, bird watching
Date Added: May 24, 2013
Lady Bugs by Beth Szillagyi Illustrations by Steven Fisher ISBN Copyright by Beth Szillagyi All Rights Reserved Published by SynergEbooks wwwsynergebookscom  Oh it was finally spring Danny and Amber had been pining away for spring since right after Christmas They were anxiously awaiting the sprouting of the tulips and daffodils they had helped their step mom Ellen plant in the fall Some of the bushes in their yard had tiny green buds so they knew it wouldnt be long The robins had come back too and Danny had seen some geese flying north the week before He was all ready to get out his summer clothes It would be swimming weather before you knew it  The children were also looking forward to helping in the garden Their dad Bill had told them they could pick what kinds of vegetables they wanted to grow Danny had decided to plant corn and green beans and Amber wanted cucumbers and cantaloupe Lets see Danny thought aloud its almost the end of April so we can probably start planting stuff right away He thought back to the fall and the big pile of leaves they had all raked up Then his dad let him and Amber run the lawn mower over them cutting the leaves into tiny pieces Then they raked all the leaf bits onto the garden and Ellen tilled them under with a rototiller which was sort of like burying them How come you can still see some of the leaves Danny remembered asking his dad Theyll all be gone by spring Bill replied How Danny asked wondering if they disappeared like the rabbit he saw a magician make disappear during an assembly at school That was awesome Theyll rot his dad answered Theres stuff called bacteria in the garden soil and they eat parts of the leaves until the pieces are so small you cant see them Its very good for the garden Ellen chimed in The leaves have food in them that our vegetables can use Danny laughed thinking of a family of carrots sitting down and eating dinner  Putting them into the garden like this is better than burning them or trying to stuff