A six to seven year old who likes to be read to, would enjoy this little girl's story of Easter flowers for mother, while a third grade child who can read to herself will find it to her liking, though there's quite an emotional- at times a sentimental- note to it all. Bonnie Jo had saved money for the bulbs she wanted to plant for her mother's Easter surprise; she almost didn't get them, but her father came to the rescue. Through the Winter, Bonnie Jo and her daddy watch the place where the tulips are planted, and mother's being in the hospital up to Easter day makes it all the more important that the tulips come up in time. (One wonders why the mother's accident had a place in the story at all?) Regional indication only in the fact that the tulips did come by Easter time. Vera Neville has done pleasing illustrations in soft line, reproduced in green and black against the creamy background of the paper.