PAGE 1-2: Jasmine, grab your rain boots. I’ll help you put them on so we are ready to catch the bus to go to the community garden.
[Suggested illustration: Female toddler hands mom her rain boots]
PAGE 3-4: See the sun shining? Just like my hugs, kisses and smiles give you warmth to help you grow, plants need sun for warmth to help them grow.
[Suggested illustration: Mom holding hand of daughter while walking on city sidewalk and pointing up to the sun]
PAGE 4-5: See those clouds bringing rain? Just like my songs, words and storytelling shower you with knowledge to help you grow, the rain showers plants with water to help them grow.
[Suggested illustration: Mom and daughter sitting next to each other on city bus. Mom is pointing out the raindrop splattered window at the clouds.]
PAGE 5-6: See the dirt providing nutrients? Just like me helping you to feed yourself healthy foods like fruits and vegetables to give you the power to grow, plants need dirt to give them the power to grow.
[Suggested illustration: Mom and daughter walk off bus at community garden. Mom points to dirt in the garden.]
PAGE 7-8: See this seed? It seems impossible now but if we put it in the soil and do what we can to make sure it gets the water and sunlight it needs then it will grow into a fruitful tomato plant.
[Suggested illustration: Mom and daughter squatting in the community garden. Mom has shovel in one hand and holds up a seed in her other hand to show the child.]
PAGE 8-9: Every day I will care for you just like we will care for the plants we planted today at the community garden. We will do our best to make sure the plants have the sunlight, water and dirt they need to grow, just like I will do my best to love you, talk to you, feed you and support you so you grow into the most fruitful you possible!
[Suggested illustration: Mom and daughter back at home with daughter in mom’s lap while they read stories before bed.]