The luminous garden scenes and playful language in this tale of late-blooming self-discovery tell the story of Holly Bloom, a girl who wants nothing more than to be a great gardener, but simply doesn't seem to have the knack. Despite suggestions and support from her green-thumbed mom and siblings, Holly just can't get her garden to bloom. She waters and fertilises and uses all the right gardening tools, but her daffodils don't grow and her daisies keep drooping. Armed with a positive attitude and unwavering perseverance, Holly finally realises that she does not need to grow flowers with soil and seeds to be a success. Inspired by her artistic father, she taps into her natural creative abilities and surprises everyone by growing her own unique garden - from paper, paste, pipe cleaners, and paint!
About The Author
Nancy Parent has written and developed several lines of books as well as extensive collateral materials for The Walt Disney Publishing Group. She is the author of more than 75 children's books. She lives in San Diego, California. Sarah Ashman is an editor and talent representative specialising in comics and humour. She was the vice president and director of comic arts for United Feature Syndicate/Newspaper Enterprise Association, where she successfully acquired and developed Scott Adams's Dilbert. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.
"I like this book because the story was very good. It was a bit sad when Holly could not grow any flowers. When she made the tissue paper flowers it made me feel very happy!"Reviewed by Lauren Talbot (aged 6)- What's Good To Do magazine and online February 2012. "Pleasing to the ear, eye, and mind." -- Children's Literature "Holly has realized there are many ways to be creative, and sometimes you just have to find your own way." -- OC Family Magazine "Sweet and well told." -- Star Tribune (Minneapolis) "An absolutely glorious picture book." --WizKids.co.il "Luminous garden scenes and playful language." --website of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st July 2009
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 27.9 x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.39