This book was a great way for my kids to learn about Carl Linnaeus. They thought it was just a fun fiction book, and were amazed that it’s about a real person.
Our library has an alternative book about this story. But there’s something about the beauty of TGTB books that keeps my son’s attention and engage him much more!
Carl in the Garden is a great picture book biography of Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy. This story brings in humor as well as the perseverance Carl had in achieving his dreams. It is an inspiring look at his life. The illustrations are wonderful also.
Kids don’t always love reading biographies, but when they are as well written as this, they want to keep reading the story! Hearing how Carl Linnaeus grew up and developed his interest in botany made us go out and plant our first raised bed garden. It really sparked an interest! Adorable illustrations, too.
My kids and I thought this book was very interesting. It is written like a story, so it is an easy read that keeps your attention. Carl was a fascinating man, and we will never look at plants the same!
Have you ever wondered where plant names come from? More than three hundred years ago, a little boy was born who would forever change the way that plants were named. Born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus was fascinated by the many plants around him, and he thought up a way of naming and grouping plants together that is still used today. He even discovered many new plants along the way. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Carl in the Garden tells the story of one boy who opened a whole new world to those who came after him just by doing what he loved.
18 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″
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