Hillary and Chelsea Clinton writing children’s book about gardening
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are giving their writing hands — and green thumbs — a workout, penning their first children’s book together about gardening.
The pair revealed details of their forthcoming book, “Grandma’s Gardens,” on Monday.
The picture book is inspired by the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s mother, Dorothy Rodham, and her love of gardening.
Rodham, the book’s publisher says, taught the Clintons that gardens are “magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions.”
Rodham died in 2011 at 92.
The book, illustrated by Carme Lemniscates and poised to hit shelves on March 31, will “show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations.”
It’s not the first time that Hillary Clinton and her 40-year-old daughter have joined forces in the literary world. Last year, they co-authored “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.”
Hillary Clinton touted the book’s release on Twitter on Monday:
My mother was never happier than when she was in a garden. She passed that love along to me & @ChelseaClinton, and we’re excited to share the magic of growing things with the people you love in “Grandma’s Gardens.” Hope to see you on our tour next month.https://t.co/U0tf4JgvUW pic.twitter.com/9uV0lOTr9A
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 2, 2020