Joanna Gaines releases new children's book 'We are the Gardeners'
It seems the Joanna Gaines influence has extended far beyond our kitchen, overall home aesthetic and television screens: The home improvement guru has now earned a well-deserved spot on our kid's bookshelves.
This week, Gaines released her highly-anticipated picture book "We Are The Gardeners," which was written in tandem with her four oldest kids, Duke, Drake, Ella and Emmie. The story, which chronicles the challenges and rewards of starting and growing their farm's garden, has been in the works for over a year. Whimsical watercolor illustrations portray how the garden has grown far beyond a family project.
"When I started to ask for their help in the garden, I found that, like me, as soon as their hands hit the soil they were hooked," the mom-of-five writes in a blog post. "Over the years, we’ve had to learn by trial and error because a garden is hard work—plain and simple. There have been times where we’ve all been frustrated and could have thrown in the towel, but thankfully, the garden has always called us back."
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According to the matriarch of the "Fixer Upper" family, all of her kids have played a part in the book's creation and are each portrayed in the story, baby Crew included. "We actually started this project before we knew Crew would be joining the family," reveals Gaines.
"My hope for this book is that it inspires families to want to get out and connect in fun, creative ways—whether or not it’s in the garden," she said. "It could be sewing or painting or cooking together. Whatever it may be, at the end of the day there’s always something to learn and I believe taking the time to try something new together makes it all the more meaningful."
You can purchase your copy of the book here.
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