In the Garden with Dr. Carver
By Susan Grigsby
This story is historical fiction of a day when Dr. George Washington Carver came to help Sally and her friends learn to plant in the poor soil of Alabama. Drawings of insects, plants and garden animals fill the front and back covers, with the scientific names included. The care of gardens such as preparing the soil and providing adequate sunlight is included briefly throughout the story. Weeds are defined as "uninvited plants". This is not a factual book on agriculture, but could be used to introduce Dr. Carver to young readers.