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“Fixer Upper” star and CEO Joanna Gaines is already the best-selling author of many books (as part of their Magnolia empire), including “Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave” and “Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering.”
Now, Gaines can add children’s book author to her impressive resume. “We Are the Gardeners” was just released on March 26, and this sweet story is perfect for welcoming the return of spring.
“We Are the Gardeners” follows Joanna, Chip and their five children (Drake, Ella Rose, Emmie Kay, Duke and baby Crew) as they build a new garden at their home. As Joanna explains in a recent post to her Instagram page, this book is meant to help inspire families to get outside, get in the dirt and bond with Mother Nautre and each other — and be resilient:
“The garden has always been a place that inspires me,” says Joanna Gaines in a press release promoting the new book. “There’s something about digging deep into fresh soil or watching new life burst from what was not long ago just a tiny seed that reinforces what a gift life is.”
Along with lessons in gardening and hard work, “We Are the Gardeners” also teaches kids about the importance of trying again and again and again. Throughout the book, the Gaines family faces numerous challenges as they try to grow their plants (including hungry bunnies who want to eat their precious buds). The story follows how the family works together to overcome these challenges instead of giving up.
And, here’s the best part! Joanna didn’t write the story all on her own. Her kids helped to create the story as well. Their artwork dons the pages, including the cover, along with breathtaking watercolors from artist Julianna Swaney.
Wouldn’t this be an adorable addition to a young one’s Easter basket, especially with some kids’ gardening tools and seeds? Happy spring!