Cumming, GA – With childhood obesity rates on the rise and consumers becoming more disconnected from where their food originates from, the outlook is bleak for a healthy and self-sustaining next generation. A ray of hope shines through with a charming new book teaching children that gardening, eating healthy, and spending quality time with family are not only good for you, but also enjoyable!
From the beginning of time, parents have passed down knowledge to children about how to prepare, plant, pick, preserve, and cook their own food. Healthy homegrown produce, outside activities, and knowledge about tending to plants are among the benefits of teaching kids to garden. Come Out to the Garden is an entertaining learning tool introducing children to the joys, rewards, and responsibilities of gardening and spending time with loved ones. Author Rick January created the story in a rhyme that playfully weaves the reader through the lessons of hard work and rewards of growing your own food, and Stella January brought the tale to life with cheerful illustrations. One reviewer called Come Out to the Garden “a treasure for anyone who would like to introduce the concept of gardening to his or her children.”
The Januarys make an ideal team for the book. Rick loves to write, and Stella loves drawing and arts and crafts. Together, they have a lifelong love of gardening, which nurtured their inspiration and collaboration for this book. They are currently traveling around the Atlanta area doing book signings at local garden centers, farmer’s markets, and bookstores. Stella creates quite the “spread” at their signing table by decorating it with real garden accessories including harvested veggies and dirt and worms made of oreo crumbs and gummy worms. Their next signing will be on July 7 at Books For Less in Alpharetta. The public is invited to come meet Rick and Stella from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 995 North Point Drive, Alpharetta, GA. To secure Rick and Stella for a book reading or signing, email Julie@bqbpublishing.com.
Come Out to the Garden is available in both paperback and hardcover through BQB’s online store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your favorite bookstore, and the ebook version can be purchased through Kobo and iTunes. http://www.shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/
About Come out to the Garden
Granny and Mary Louise spend time together harvesting the vegetables they have planted and enjoy eating them together. Discover the reason why Granny and Mary are dozing in the sun and purring like the cat. Visit the book website here: http://www.comeouttothegardenbook.com/
About the Authors
Rick and Stella January have a home near Atlanta, Georgia, where family, pets, and gardening are a genuine and vital part of their lives. After more than forty years of marriage and raising two children, they have combined their talents in writing and art to create a story in rhyme inspired by their love of gardening.
About BQB Publishing
Founded in August of 2010, BQB was created to be “the writer’s publisher,” focusing on quality writing from new authors. An independent hybrid publisher, BQB combines the quality processes of traditional publishing with hands-on author involvement to bring today’s new writers and tomorrow’s best sellers into the hands of booksellers and the reading public. To learn more about BQB, visit http://www.bqbpublishing.com/