Children’s Bookwatch 2013 Lauds Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland

Just had to share this new review on Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland from Children’s Bookwatch 2013 at Midwest Book Review:

Dear Ms. Baker:
 I’m very pleased to inform you that the January 2013 issue of our online book review magazine “Children’s Bookwatch” features “Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland”.
Here is the review:
Children’s Bookwatch: January 2013
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane C. Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
Oregon, WI 53575
The Gardening Shelf
Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland
Sandy Baker, author
Amanda Baker, illustrator
Black Garnet Press
9780983238317 $17.95
Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland is a children’s picturebook about a young boy who is unhappy because he lives all the way out on Zebra street, far away from his friends. To pass the time, Zack investigates the joy of gardening, by planting and raising his own zucchinis. But the crop flourishes so much that he has more zucchini than he knows what to do with! Perhaps a Zucchiniland Stand is the answer? Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland features vibrant, cartoony illustrations, and a recipe for zucchini bread on the inside front cover, and is a great storybook for budding young gardeners! Also highly recommended is author Sandy Baker’s previous picturebook packed with gardening fun, “Mrs. Feeny and the Grubby Garden Gang” (9780983238300, $15.95, Butterfly Books, illustrated by Jim DeWitt) about a rambunctious group of kids who learn the basics of gardening from their gruff yet warm-hearted neighbor.
The review has been provided to the Helen C. White Library’s “Cooperative Children’s Book Center” (University of Wisconsin, Madison) where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin’s public school systems and community libraries. This review has also been provided to the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series “Book Review Index” which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.
Additionally, this review will be archived on our Midwest Book Review website for the next five years at
I look forward to your next title!
James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
Oregon, WI 53575

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