This little girl loves helping her mother in the garden, where they grow everything from sunflowers to carrots, but in the garden of her dreams, the rabbits don't eat the lettuce — because they're made of chocolate — and jellybeans grow on bushes like berries! As her imagination truly takes flight, she pictures umbrellas leaping out of the ground just in time to protect you from the spring rain and tomatoes that are "as big as beach balls." And when she plants a seashell just before she goes to bed, there's a hint that her imaginative play may not be over yet...
Beloved author-illustrator Kevin Henkes has created a whimsical story that celebrates the way that colorful flowers and delicious foods sprout out of the ground as if by magic! Henkes sees a garden through a child's eyes, which will speak to anyone (young or old) who has imagined growing a candy tree or strawberries that glow in the dark. It's a celebration of the wonder of growing things and of the creativity of children.
"Intense pastel colors and soft navy outlines bring the perfect garden to life. Colors splash across the pages, matching the enthusiasm of the text. The vibrancy and size of the artwork make this an excellent choice for groups, large or small. A must for every library." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||3 - 6|
|Publication Date||Feb 23, 2010|
|Award Winners||Parents’ Choice Award|