decorated boards, 24 pp., $15.99
This little book in the Henry Helps series for pre–K shows the ever–helpful Henry working in his backyard garden. The charming illustrations add to its appeal. The back cover features “Pointers for Parents” on how to effectively involve a toddler in tasks, as well as the results of research showing the value of a child’s early involvement in household tasks as a predictor of later relationship success.
— Joan Richards, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden