FLOWER GARDEN by Eve Bunting

FLOWER GARDEN

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

A young girl carries a carton of potted flowers from the supermarket home and up the stairs; she and her father replant them in a window box and light candles on a birthday cake to surprise Mom when she comes wearily home from work. In Hewitt's expansive oil paintings, the girl's honey-brown face shines as brightly as the daisies and daffodils; Bunting's brief rhymed text ("Garden in a cardboard box/Walking to the bus/Garden sitting on our laps/People smile at us!") celebrates the child's contagious happiness, the warm response of everyone who sees her, and the pleasure of having "a color jamboree" of flowers in the window of an inner-city apartment, high above the street. A simple, pleasing episode with a contemporary subtext. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-15-228776-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1994




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