"A bouncy, lyrical alternative or companion for the likes of David Mallett's Inch By Inch: The Garden Song (1995), illus by Ora Eitan, or Frank Asch's Earth and I (1994). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Amid swirls of brightly colored birds, bugs, seeds, leaves, wild creatures, buildings and people, a child ties her shoes, then goes out to plant, nurture and spread a garden—all to the tune of Johnston's song-like verses: "I've got a little pair of shoes. / (How I love my little shoes!) / Got a little pair of shoes / to dance the whole green world."
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