Sandy Baker writes, gardens, and crafts. In 2012, she co-authored with Tom Reed an international thriller with a nuclear component, The Tehran Triangle. However, she's focused right now on kid gardening books with a plot. First came Mrs. Feeny and the Grubby Garden Gang; then Zack's Zany Zucchiniland; and in 2013 The Dead Butterfly Diary and Color My Garden. Sandy has a large pile of poems that will eventually become a published collection for teens (and their moms). And she's also working on a sequel to Reed's and her thriller, tentatively entitled Tehran Revenge.
"Boring!" whines Zack who has zero to do and lives out in the country far from his friends. So . . . he plants a garden of zucchini, pumpkins, watermelons, and gourds. Uh oh! His solution may be more than he bargained for! This colorful picture book for 5-10 yr. olds combines a charming young lad and engaging plot filled with valuable gardening facts. Use the glossary and enjoy the recipes, too