The Budding Gardener Wins 2011 National Parenting Publications Award

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Book filled with 50 fun-in-the-dirt activities to share with children is among an elite group of 50 sanity-saving resources for parents honored in NAPPA’s Parenting Resources Competition

The Budding Gardener (ISBN: 978-0-87659-373-8) has been named a 2011 National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award winner. Recognized for its kid-friendly, fun-filled gardening activities and easy-to-follow instructions, The Budding Gardener joins an elite group of 50 products honored in NAPPA’s 2011 Parenting Resources Competition.

“This year’s Parenting Resources winners represent a fresh mix of gear, books and products designed to help moms and dads through every stage of parenthood,” said Carolyn Graham, NAPPA product manager. “From cool innovations in car seats and strollers to an infant seat built like a robot to books for nerdy dads, the 2011 NAPPA Gold and Honors winners cover it all!”

NAPPA’s independent expert judges and parent testers evaluated hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. After weeks of stringent testing, 20 products were selected to receive the esteemed Gold Award while 30 received Honors and six were chosen as “Rising Stars.”

An introduction to gardening, The Budding Gardener cultivates a love of the outdoors with projects like planting a moon garden and building a worm farm. The 50 fun-in-the-dirt activities, written by teachers and professionals from the field of early childhood education, are perfect for the child with a promising (if dirty) green thumb!

The Budding Gardener ($9.95, 64 pages, 8” x 9”, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-87659-373-8) edited by Mary B. Rein is available from Gryphon House, Inc.

About Gryphon House:

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children.

About NAPPA:

For 20 years the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners in two annual competitions, Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. Far more than a seal of approval, a NAPPA award signifies that a product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and stands out among hundreds of other products from around the world.


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