In size and format, a companion volume to the author's Very First Aid. And also a successful how-to-do book, which simplifies without talking down. Here -- in ABC terms, are the basic principles of gardening, expressed so graphically, so simply, that an eight or nine-year-old, with no mechanical reading difficulty, could read it and apply the successive steps. And a seven-year-old could take it in fairly comprehensively, if it were read and talked over with a sympathetic adult. There have been attempts, prettified and sentimentalized, for the most part, to start small children off with the beginnings of gardening. This is realistic, factual and to the point.