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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE GARDEN.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE GARDEN

By T.A. Kuepper

Illustrated by Brett Bednorz

It's a Wonderful Life in the Garden, book 3 of The Adventures of Archie Artichoke book series with its vibrant, colorful illustrations and fun vegetable characters who go on a trip, will appeal to children ages 4 to 8 as well as their parents for important lessons to be learned.

Archie Artichoke and his veggie friends will realize how good their lives in the garden are after their venture into the dark forest in search of gifts from a magical genie. The story emphasizes the importance of being satisfied.

Teamwork, trust, and friendship are elements that help Archie and his friends through some difficult situations along their journey. Problem solving, prioritizing, and negotiation come into play throughout the story as well. Personifying vegetables as well as their motto "Veggies Rule" stresses their importance and helps to teach about their variety and that each one serves a purpose. Archie befriending Wally Weed, along with wanting to save all the animals around him, teaches respect and inclusion.

It's a Wonderful Life in the Garden (ISBN: 978-0997732757) is a 54-page paperback book. It is published by Archie Artichoke Books and retails for $15.95. It is also available in a Kindle Edition. Reviewed by Marcy Schveibinz.

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Author:Schveibinz, Marcy
Publication:Vegetarian Journal
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Date:Jul 1, 2019
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