Meet The Green Family: Mama, Papa, Axel (10), Violet (8), River (6), and Soleil (3). They’re a mid-western, homesteading family living their best life — as naturally as they can.
Make sure to grab the first book in the series: The Green Family Gets the Sniffles.
In their second adventure, The Green Family Goes Wildcrafting, it’s dandelion season and the family decides to go harvest some edible and medicinal herbs. Dandelions, violets, and clovers are just some of the herbs that can be found right outside their backdoor and Mama knows how to use them all in salads, teas, jellies, and muffins and more. Together, they learn just how much is growing in their own backyard that is useful.
Sneak peek of the story:
“Ooh, look at these pretty purple flowers!” Violet bent over. The flowers were tiny, with four petals. They were surrounded by curled, heart-shaped leaves. “What are they?”
“Those, my dear, are violets!” Mama said.
Violet’s eyes widened. “Violets…like me!” she exclaimed.
“That’s right,” Mama told her. “You can pick them, if you like. We can make violet jelly! Violets are tasty, and they’re rich in vitamin C.”
Violet began to gather the purple flowers into her basket.
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*This is a physical book, not a digital download.*
Joanna Runfolo (verified owner) –
My son absolutely adores this book! He asks me to read it to him almost every night and then we talk about all the wonderful plants in our backyard that we can forage come spring. He is also very excited about the recipes in the back of the book! Thank you for this amazing addition to our home learning!
Got this for my kiddos as an introduction to wildcrafting. They can’t wait till warmer weather to collect some of the herbs and flowers to try to make some of the things mentioned in the book! Beautiful illustrations!
Melissa W (verified owner) –
My kids thoroughly enjoyed the first book, the green family gets the sniffles, and they enjoyed this one just as much. They can’t wait for dandelion season and to see what other plants we can forage for in our own yard this spring. I love having books that are so relatable for our family.
Niya (verified owner) –
My daughter and I love this book! We love the story and the art is just charming!
Some of my favorite aspects of this book is that they offer discussion questions, and a couple of recipes on the last few pages. My daughter, who doesn’t like to try new things at all when it comes to food, is truly looking forward to making the dandelion muffins this spring.