for Flower Garden by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewitt
A pleasant, lilting text describes the shopping expedition of a brown-skinned toddler and her dad who are planning a special surprise for mom's birthday. The shifting perspectives of the brightly colored goauche paintings add to the sense of anticipation felt by all involved in the preparations for a celebration. (Ages 2-4)
CCBC Choices 1994. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994. Used with permission.
"An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child's mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy."-School Library Journal
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