Mrs. Nosy, A Composting Story
December 8, 2009
Allan in Book Reviews, Composting, Lily A. Goldman, Mrs Nosy, gardening book review

My neighbor, Lily, knocked on my door the other day to present me with a copy of her latest book titled “Mrs. Nosy, A Composting Story”. In the past, I have declined to blog about the works of children’s-book writers because I did not feel qualified to review them. This time was different. I am one of Lily’s biggest fans. Many of her watercolors hang in my home and as I move from room to room, I appreciate the work she has done rendering scenes from nature into exquisite watercolor compositions. Lily sees flowers, foliage and birds with eyes we can only wish we possessed. Even as a gardener, I have to look very hard to find the colors in nature that she notices at a glance. How could I not mention her book in my blog?

“Mrs. Nosy, A Composting Story” is a short, delightful story that teaches children how compost is created with the assistance of nature’s little helpers- worms. It has been researched, written, and illustrated in watercolors and collage by Lily Azerad Goldman. Click here to order this book through Amazon.

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