THE FLOWER FAMILY by Yutaka Sugita


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Intense colors, paper thick and shiny as naugahyde, eye-riveting demonstrations of how a ""lovely"" flower can grow anywhere--even from the top of a windmill, the wall of a convent, the side of an igloo, and inside the mouth of a crocodile! This is the sort of production that begs to be labeled ""stunning,"" but the greeting card banality of the artwork is evident even if one could pass over the story--a broadening lecture from the wind to a pair of ""gossiping"" flowers to the effect that ""all the members of the wonderful flower family, dressed in all the colors of the rainbow, ring the world with beauty."" The Flower Family was first published in Japan, which explains a lot but doesn't do much to redeem it by American picture book standards.

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1975
Publisher: McGraw-Hill