Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots is one of those gorgeously constructed books that you can't help but look through again and again. Printed on faux hand-pressed paper, the creamy brown pages provide the perfect background for the detailed illustrations scattered throughout. With an introduction on the top 20 plants for kids, the remainder of the book contains instructions for 12 imagination-infused theme gardens. A pizza patch. A moon-garden. Each garden features an 'ingredients list' of flowers, a floor-plan, notes on planting and care, and ideas for gentle garden activities, all with the author's own watercolors illustrating each step. Finally, a section on gardening basics provides an overview of starting your very own garden. One can feel the author's love of the earth through each pages, and cannot help but be inspired by the creative themes. You'll want to run out and plant your own! 159 pages with resource list. Plastic-coated softcover.