Charlie's Dirt Day
llustrated by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2014
Charlie learned about the life cycle of butterflies in Bye Bye Butterflies and now is back for another Tell Me More Storybook adventure. When Charlie and his dad follow a parade of their neighbours through the local park they discover everyone is walking towards a big pile of dirt! But this isn’t just any pile of dirt – this is compost. Charlie learns from his neighbors about the gardens they have and the delicious vegetables they grow in them. Mr Martino is growing tomatoes while Mrs. Lee has onions and Mr Singh has herbs. Charlie is determined to become a gardener as well – and come up with something to add to his neighbour’s plans to make the best spaghetti sauce ever!
I love this book because it was inspired by the big pile of dirt that appears in our park every spring.