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This was one of my son’s favorite books when he was a little guy. We didn’t have our own copy of it, so we read it together each time we went to the library! I purchased this copy for my school’s library so all the children can enjoy it!
The book itself is beautifully illustrated, with a simple, affectionate story. I intend to donate it & would definitely recommend it as a good book. However...it's an ex-library copy, which wasn't noted in the description. I would have chosen another copy, if so. I'm giving it a good rating, anyways, because outside of the stickers/stamps, the book is in very good shape. But I do find it annoying.
This is a beautifully illustrated, lovely, well thought out book about a little girl and her father buying and planting flowers in a window box to surprise the mom for her birthday. There are so many wonderful details to discuss with my mild, special needs preschoolers. They were thoroughly engaged with this one. Also, for my urban classroom, it's so refreshing to see a familiar setting, lifestyle and people of color. Wish there were a million more like it. It's great for children of color to see illustrations that they can relate to as well as wonderful exposure for children who have little or no contact with diverse populations. Bravo!
This is such a wonderful book. It happens to be one of my daughter's favorite books. She has fallen in love with it since she was 12 months old and I've read it every day since I bought it. She knows the story word for word and she can "read" it on her own. This is a huge book so be aware of that fact.
Beautiful story that addresses why we plant flowers and what they do for us and others. Recommend for elementary level read aloud/discussion. Eve Bunting writes wonderful stories and her illustrations are gorgeous.