PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Children’s Book Review


At the end of last year I was contacted to review this children’s book.  Anything introducing nature to kids excites me, so I easily agreed.  My little gardeners and I enjoyed looking at this interactive paperback.

PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ?

November 12, 2014 by Rebecca P. Cohen (Author), Marni Penning Coleman (Illustrator)

Rebecca P. Cohen, the author of “15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids,” says she has created a fun, adventure book for children ages 2-8 years of age.  My little gardeners are now 5 and 8. It was too young for my 8 year old, but my 5 year old loved it. I think it would be perfect for preschool age children.


Cohen introduces her new character PJ in what we would call a children’s workbook. It offers coloring and writing pages, hidden sight words, and you can cut out your own PJ from the back cover!

My little gardeners loved bringing PJ out to our garden.  You can follow PJ online and see where other people are taking him as well!

The girls enjoyed reading and coloring the pages.  The words were the right level for comfortable Kindergarten reading.  There is a very nice pdf preview of the book available on Amazon.


While I thought the cost of the book a little high, I understand the cost of printing and then of course Amazon has to get their cut.  I like that this book helps children put down a screen and pick up some crayons, and I love that this book gets them to take a paper boy off into the world to explore nature!

Happy Growing!


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