Garden in a cardboard box Walking to the bus Garden sitting on our laps People smile at us
Bring nature into your classroom with this glorious, picture-book celebration of flowers, growth, and possibility — a fiction offering that makes an innovative and yet seamless connection to seed-planting and science activities.
Filled with excitement, a city girl and her father pick out a wonderful assortment of flowers, carry them home, and, sitting on newspaper, lovingly transplant them to a window box as a birthday surprise for Mom. The bouncing verse encourages readers to share the child's anticipation and pride in her work, while the richly colored oil paintings accurately depict flowers so bright and beautiful you'll want to reach out and smell them. There are plenty of details for curious kids to find, including myriad instances of floral motif, from the child's tights to a bus passenger's dress to the plate the birthday cake is served on.