My garden

by Henkes, Kevin.

Format: Book on CD 2010
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The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden.

How does your garden grow?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A young girl's garden grows as big as her imagination in Henkes' latest title that employs what seems to be the elements of his current artistic period: thick outlines; boldly applied, ice-cream parlor colors; and simple declarative sentences. After describing how she helps her mother water and weed, a young girl imagines her own silly and sweet garden filled with eternal flowers that can change color and pattern, chocolate rabbits, seashells that grow new seashells, and a giant jelly-bean bush. (No carrots, though yuck!) The story's shift back to the real world is visually and textually subtle and possible to miss, but kids are sure to forget any confusion amid the giggles and dreams the story inspires. While this botanical fantasy may end with a contented sigh instead of an impressed wow, it is still an enjoyable tour of an imaginary place and will plant creativity and satisfaction in young minds.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Spring colors of lilac, daffodil yellow, pale blue, and leafy green bloom in Caldecott Medalist Henkes's fanciful account of the great outdoors. "My mother has a garden. I'm her helper," explains a girl, who wears a petunia-pink dress and a golden straw hat. She dutifully waters and weeds, "but if I had a garden," she says, things would be less predictable. Gazing up at sunflowers, she giggles to imagine them colored in dots and plaids. She picks a flower and, in her perfect garden, another pops right up. Seashells and jelly beans sprout, disliked vegetables are invisible, and pests are not a problem: "the rabbits would be chocolate and I would eat them." At this, the girl nibbles a bunny, surrounded by cocoa rabbits wearing telltale ribbons. Henkes gives the young storyteller a matter-of-fact voice and a sly sense of humor, while dewy watercolors and ink picture her reveling in a magical world of plants, birds, and butterflies. Even as the story elevates the wonders of nature into the realm of the fanciful, it reminds readers to appreciate everyday flowers and soil. Ages 2-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gardens -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Gardens -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Publisher New York :Weston Woods,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience PreSchool-Grade 2 (SLJ)
Language English
Notes Includes a spoken word cd recorded by Weston Woods.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Charlotte Zolotow Honor, 2011.
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
ISBN 9780061715174 (book)
0061715174 (book)
9780545492966 (Weston Woods)
0545492963 (Weston Woods)
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