The Curious Garden {A Book Talk}


Have you ever been so curious about something that you did all you could to learn about it? The Curious Garden is a magical story written by Peter Brown that inspires you to use grit and determination to achieve your goals. The Curious Garden is a great book to use for an interactive read-aloud. It has wonderful illustrations that will keep any reader engaged.

Curious Garden

The Curious Garden

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curious garden book on table

The Curious Garden is about a boy named Liam who lives in a dreary city. He finds a patch of plants struggling to survive, so he takes initiative to help them grow. Liam encounters some obstacles, but soon the garden begins to grow. The garden is curious and soon begins to expand into unique places.

curious garden open page

By the end of the story, the whole city begins to discover the beauty of nature. The author, Peter Brown writes an Author’s Note at the end of the book encouraging people to cooperate with nature. 

This book is great to compare and contrast activities. One of my favorite comparisons to make is how Liam and the City Garden are alike. My students think comparing a boy with a city is fun. We discover that they are both curious and like to explore new places.

curious garden worksheets

Be sure to check out this book if you have not already done so. It is one of my new favorites!

If you do interactive read-alouds in your class, you can these activities for The Curious Garden below.

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