Lottie And Dottie Sow Carrots is written by Claire Burgess (of the fabulous gardening blog Claire's Allotment) and illustrated by Marijke van Veldhoven. I wasn't sure from the title how my 4 and 5 year old boys would react.
Actually, it turns out this is possibly our favourite book so far! It has mild peril and excitement and it's written mainly in dialogue between the 2 sisters, which means reading is really exciting with all the intonation and animation in the voices.
The story is the tale of 2 sisters who sow some carrots, but it's so beautifully written and informative that it genuinely fascinated my little boys. The illustrations are lovely and the characters have very sweet expressive faces, with the little sister always looking inquisitive and a little worried until the end.
This is a great book, and afterwards your child will understand a lot more about gardening and growing plants, or they will have had that knowledge reinforced without even realising. I'd heartily recommend it.
Lottie And Dottie Sow Carrots has an RRP of £4.99 and is published by Orion Books.
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We were sent our Lottie and Dottie book for review.