Mrs. Spring's Garden -- Book Review & Giveaway


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am working with The Children's Book Review and Carole P. Roman to be part of the Virtual Book Tour. All opinions are my own.

Today I get to share with you another great book from Carole P. Roman. It amazes me how she writes fun fictional books full of lessons and wisdom as well as interesting nonfiction books all for kids. I have reviewed several in the past. Today's book is perfect for Earth Day as well as spring. It is Mrs. Spring's Garden by Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Leen Rosian. 

From the Publisher: 

Mrs. Spring’s Garden Written by Carole P. Roman | Illustrated by Leen Roslan

Ages 4+ | 46 Pages | Publisher: Chelshire | ISBN-13: 9781950080090

Book Summary: Snail and Worm are having a dispute.
It’s causing quite a ruckus in their home.
Many of the other inhabitants of the garden are affected by their fight.
Will they be able to put their differences aside when they learn the garden’s existence is threatened?

What’s a bug to do?


About the Author:

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.

Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.

She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.

Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.

Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.

She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.

Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the 'mother of reinvention.' She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.

Her series includes:
Adult Fiction under the pen name Brit Lunden
  • Bulwark
  • The Knowing- Book 1- A Bulwark Anthology
  • The Devil and Dayna Dalton- Book 9-A Bulwark Anthology

From Me:

I love the creativity in this book. It begins with an earthworm and snail arguing. Then a pair of bees get involved and next comes the butterfly. They are bickering about who is the most important until a human gardener comes along. Then they are all afraid and worry about the others. The earthworm is very worried about the snail since he will be too slow to escape the human with his weapons of destruction (a trowel and spray bottle). The butterfly tries to distract the human and when she fails, the bees take over. However, one of them gets knocked down by the human. It isn't until Mrs. Spring (think Mother Nature) gets involved to scare away the human and remind the creatures that they need to coexist and work together to stay alive and keep the garden growing. 

There are so many lessons packed into this small book. There are lessons about the ecosystem as well as lessons about empathy and caring for others. It is a perfect book for Earth Day as well. It also shares how two members of a group fighting can affect others in the group. This is a great way to help classes learn that their actions can affect others. 

I love how the cute creatures teach about the ecosystem of a garden and truly a yard which all of the kids will know about. This is such a great introduction for a STEM lesson and more. It really has so many lessons that will benefit classes as well as families.  I hope you will check it out!

Lesson and Craft Round-Up:

To go with this book, I thought I would share some ecosystem crafts and lessons as well as snail crafts since Mr. Snail is the one focused on in the story when the human shows up with his gardening tools. I figured kids would enjoy making their own Mr. Snails to save!

1) DIY Soda Bottle Terrarium from Team Cartwright

2) Ecosystem Craft to Go with Over and Under the Snow from Kelly's Classroom Online

3) Rainforest Lessons and Terrarium from Tina's Dynamic Homeschool

For more ecosystem resources be sure to check out the books I reviewed here.

1) Snail Sticker Craft from Messy Little Monster

2) Paper Snail Puppet Craft from Moms and Crafters

3) Tissue Paper Snail from Fireflies and Mud Pies

4) Spiral Snail Newspaper Craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect

5) Paper Plate Snail Craft from Taming Little Monsters

6) Snail Rocks from Rock Painting 101

Be sure to check out my snail crafts as well including an easy one to make with shells and clay!


Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Mrs. Spring’s Garden and a $100 Amazon gift card! Good luck!!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A signed copy of Mrs. Spring's Garden
  • A $100 Amazon Gift Card

Nine (9) winners receive:
  • A signed copy of Mrs. Spring's Garden