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Flower Garden

Flower Garden

by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Garden in a cardboard box
Walking to the bus
Garden sitting on our laps
People smile at us

Bring nature into your classroom with this glorious, picture-book celebration of flowers, growth, and possibility — a fiction offering that makes an innovative and yet seamless connection to seed-planting and science activities.

Filled with excitement, a city girl and her father pick out a wonderful assortment of flowers, carry them home, and, sitting on newspaper, lovingly transplant them to a window box as a birthday surprise for Mom. The bouncing verse encourages readers to share the child's anticipation and pride in her work, while the richly colored oil paintings accurately depict flowers so bright and beautiful you'll want to reach out and smell them. There are plenty of details for curious kids to find, including myriad instances of floral motif, from the child's tights to a bus passenger's dress to the plate the birthday cake is served on.
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Informational Text, Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Eve Bunting Eve Bunting was born in the small village of Maghera in Northern Ireland. She has written more than 100 books for young readers and has received numerous awards and honors.
Kathryn Hewitt

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