The Puddle Garden


Our children’s book The Puddle Garden is a richly illustrated story about native plants and wildlife, with a cast of characters including cardinal flower, Joe Pye weed, a catbird, and a Baltimore checkerspot.

Here’s the storyline: When Bear Cub moves into a lonely new house surrounded by lawns, he decides to transform it into a landscape full of bounty and friends by planting native plants in an old puddle.

For more information about the book, visit the dedicated Puddle Garden website.



Written by Jared Rosenbaum; Illustrated by Laura Rosenbaum

Hardcover, 36 pages. Printed in the USA on FSC certified paper.

Read The Puddle Garden to your kids, but while you are reading, please hear its vital message yourself!

—Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home