- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Mirwag Inc.; 1st edition (2013)
- ISBN-10: 0988047500
- ISBN-13: 978-0988047501
- Parcel Dimensions: 19.8 x 19.8 x 0.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 99.8 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,289,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bunica's Tomatoes Paperback – 2013
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The magic of creation, a family heirloom and a child all come alive in this awe-inspiring tale for children and adults alike.
The story introduces a fun loving grandmother as she uses nature's miraculous powers to turn a handful of seeds into luscious heirloom tomatoes. An amazing tale for children and adults alike.
"In a modern world driven by technology and far removed from the outdoors, kids will soon believe that all sustenance comes from the supermarket. Adults are becoming dependent on food machines, losing their connection to Mother Earth. Thus, it is truly refreshing and inspiring to come across this “magical” rustic tale of a grandmother’s love for gardening and her grandchild’s view of the elements. What we lose in the world of today’s child is lovingly, creatively and uniquely reintroduced as a grandmother uses nature’s miraculous powers to turn a handful of seeds into large, luscious heirloom tomatoes."
[Edward Mavrinac: Music, Composer, Producer, Educator]
“Tiny seeds in a pot of soil, water, sunshine and lots of tender loving care are Bunica’s secret. A grandchild’s awe and wonder spill from every page of this deliciously colourful and appealing tale.”
[Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews: author or Sea Glass and The Whispers of Stone; Member of League of Canadian Poets Winner of Arborealis Poetry Prize]
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“The magic of creation, a family heirloom and a child all come alive in this awe-inspiring tale for children and adults alike.
The story introduces a fun loving grandmother as she uses nature's miraculous powers to turn a handful of seeds into luscious heirloom tomatoes. An amazing tale for children and adults alike.”
Gawda lovingly creates a timeless story in which all generations can relate to. A gentle and kind grandmother teaching her grand daughter a simple lesson in life --- the gift of patience. The story shows young readers that with patience, diligence and love comes great rewards. In this case, nature’s “magic” turns tiny, plain looking seeds into large, juicy and delicious heirloom tomatoes that the whole family can enjoy.
The illustrations are bright, rich and vivid. Seeing the child’s awe on the pages as she watches the tomatoes grow is a delight. Gardening and living off the land are not only inspiring but a valuable lesson to continue to teach to children.
I had the pleasure of reading this book aloud to a classroom of 6 & 7 years olds. Their comments afterwards reiterated my thoughts. They liked the colorful, glossy pictures. Most could relate to the story- planting their gardens in the spring and waiting “forever” for their vegetables to grow! They enjoyed seeing and learning about the different culture (prior to reading I explained what “Bunica” meant and it’s origin). Many shared that the story reminded them of their grandmother and memories that they shared planting, weeding, watering and/or harvesting their gardens.
A great tool to help connect children to and the importance of our mother earth.