Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden (a Singalong book)
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Pati Aguilera

performed by Holly Turton
published by Barefoot Books
Ages: 4-7 years
ISBN: 978-1646864966


A group of city friends work diligently together to grow herbs and vegetables in a rooftop garden. Set to a foot-tappin’ original tune, this rhythmic, rhyming story will have kids singing enthusiastically about the six stages of plant growth. The story concludes with a summer harvest and feast that celebrates the gardeners’ commitment. Includes singalong audio and video animation.

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Awards & Accolades

  • Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award, 2023

“A community grows plants to the tune of an original song . . . The backmatter includes a musical score for the song, tips to start a garden, and a primer on the stages of plant growth. With a neat musical twist, this picture book grows on you” – Kirkus Reviews

“Aguilera’s busy digital illustrations and simple, unlined smiling figures lend themselves to a high-spirited feel.” —Publishers Weekly

5 stars “This delightfully educational and entertaining picture book provides a full multi-media experience. The text is another fine example of a high quality Barefoot Books publication.” —Library Youth Services

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