Plant One

rose's garden!
Photos: Courtesy of Candlewick Press

The Big Dig inspired a lot of colorful language, none of which you’d share in polite company.

But good things came from it, like the Rose Kennedy Greenway. So you won’t have to bite your tongue when reading Rose’s Garden, the children’s book dedicated to the Kennedy clan’s matriarch.

Author/illustrator Peter Reynolds (who worked on the Judy Moody books, among others) gives us a sweet tale about the adventures of a girl who collects seeds from around the world. She discovers a lonely patch of Boston ground, settles down, and starts planting.

You can guess the ending.

Everything comes up roses.

Available at The Blue Bunny, 577 High Street, Dedham (781-493-6568 or

this week in boston!

The Nutcracker Ballet Day

What: Boston Ballet School takes you behind the scenes of the holiday classic with dance classes, music, story time, and peeks at costume design.
Why: It’ll be tutu fun.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Seaport District (617-426-6500).

Brookline Marketplace Craft Fair

What: More than 90 artisans sell jewelry, clothing, foods, home furnishings, accessories, artwork, toys, gifts, ceramics, stationery, linens, and more.
Why: ’Tis the season.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Park School, 171 Goddard Ave., Brookline (617-277-2456).

Sara Wheeler and Little Groove

What: The Baby Wiggle music class founder and her band perform tot-friendly tunes.
Why: Get your groove on.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington (781-646-4849). Tickets online at

The Park School
171 Goddard Ave
Brookline, MA 02445
308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
577 High St
Dedham, MA 02026
Regent Theatre
7 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474