Mrs. Spitzer is a wise teacher who knows many things. She knows about gardens. She knows about children. She knows how similar they are, and how both will flourish if tended lovingly.
There are many remarkable teachers like Mrs. Spitzer in the world, and Edith Pattou's simple, moving story along with Tricia Tusa's inspired, whimsical illustrations celebrate all they do, year after year, to help our children grow and blossom.
"Mrs. Spitzer's 'seeds' are duly planted and tenderly nurtured, and while some 'grow quickly, pushing upward, eager, impatient,' others 'grow more slowly, unfolding themselves bit by bit.' As the seasons progress, the little plants grow sturdier, until finally the school year comes to a close and Mrs. Spitzer's job is done." — Publishers Weekly