The Sunshine Garden
Jamie Michalak, author
Jamie Michalak is the author of nearly forty books for children, including The Sunshine Squad and Sophie and the Tiny Dognapping from the Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS series and Everyone Shares (Except Cat) and Everyone Says Please (Except Cat) from the Chicken Soup for the Soul BABIES series. She lives with her family in Rhode Island.
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Jenna Nahyun Chung, illustrator
Jenna Nahyun Chung is a children’s illustrator based in Georgia. She enjoys incorporating both Korean and American culture in her artwork.
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Join a group of friends called the Sunshine Squad as they beautify a garden space for a neighbor in need. This picture book features a diverse group of six children who have varying skin colors, backgrounds, and interests as they help Mia with a special job. Mia's neighbor, Mr. Angelo, is sick and cannot take care of his garden. Mia's friends offer to help but Mia thinks she can clean it up all on her own. Mia learns an important lesson about teamwork when she feels overwhelmed by doing the job all on her own. Mia's friends come to the rescue! They all pretend to be superheroes taking care of the garden. The sunshine squad work together to clean up Mr. Angelo's garden! This book is part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS series of books with the same Sunshine Squad characters. An excerpt from a 2012 publication of Chicken Soup for the Soul is included along with a section about other ways to work as a team. The illustrations are created digitally and are very detailed. This is an engaging story with an educational lesson for children in early childhood.
Page count: 32
8 x 8
Publication date: March 19, 2024