Monday, July 4, 2011

First Garden: The White House Garden and How it Grew by Robbin Gourley

                                             Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Four paw prints.  In honor of the 4th of July, my mom (Mrs. Manore) and I decided to review a book with a patriotic theme.  So, you may be thinking we read about patriotic music, famous people, American History, the military, or even fireworks.  We read a book about gardening.  Specifically, the White House garden.  This book was all about the official garden that has been in continuous use since the beginning of the 1800s.  Every president and his family have made changes, big and small, from adding a green house to have tropic fruit year round, growing a Victory Garden to show support for soldiers during World War Two, to the most recent changes with First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging local school children to learn about healthy eating by helping in the White House garden.  This book was so very interesting.  I love American History, but it was interesting to learn about the history of the White House through a garden.  Who knew that gardening could be so interesting.  To learn more about gardening, visit
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