{"id":8225365426413,"title":"The Sunshine Garden","handle":"the-sunshine-garden","description":"\u003ch1\u003eThe Sunshine Garden\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eBeing a Team Player\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003eComing March 19, 2024. 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This is a job for the Sunshine Squad! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSoon each Squad member contributes to the garden using their own “superpower\" and creativity. As the garden comes together, the friends begin to see how their teamwork can pay off. Is there something special they do for Mr. Angelo? 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The Sunshine Garden

The Sunshine Garden

Being a Team Player

Coming March 19, 2024. Pre-order today!

By: Jamie Michalak / Illustrated by: Jenna Nahyun Chung

This new Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS picture book is a sunny celebration of friendship, teamwork, and community with the Sunshine Squad.

Mia's neighbor Mr. Angelo has been under the weather, so he's asked her to take care of his garden for a bit. Mia is sure she doesn't need help, but after hours of weeding in the sun, she realizes that gardens are a lot of work. This is a job for the Sunshine Squad! 

Soon each Squad member contributes to the garden using their own “superpower" and creativity. As the garden comes together, the friends begin to see how their teamwork can pay off. Is there something special they do for Mr. Angelo? Back matter includes suggestions for how to be a team player and ideas for team projects. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS picture books impart good values through heartwarming and humorous stories to help kids put their best foot forward.

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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.

Read more about Jamie.


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.

Read more about Jenna.

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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.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-286-3

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
8 x 8

Publication date: March 19, 2024

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