This book starts out like a fantasy. Martin and Julio expect to find doughnuts and cupcakes growing on trees when their parents take them to the Dessert Garden the next day.
But the garden is real, and the kids discover all kinds of delicious fruits growing there, and some healthy desserts made from them.
This charming picture book is both fun and educational. It will help motivate kids to appreciate eating healthy food instead of junk food. And they'll learn something about Latino culture and a few words in Spanish in the process.
Diane de Anda has done a great job writing this book, and Eugene Ruble added colorful illustrations.
I hope lots of kids get to enjoy and learn from The Dessert Garden.