"Lyrical rhyming text with lush illustrations.”—American Bookseller
"Creative and charming.”—School Library Journal
"Primary and preschool teachers will find this a colorful, child-appealing addition to units on plants.”—Booklist
A charming tale about inventive children who plant some summer fun.
EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.
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I do a gardening project every year with my pre-k class. Somehow I had never read this book until this spring. Sunflowers are plentiful in Texas and children find them easy to recognize. This book was easy for them to identify with and built on their prior knowledge of how plants grow and how they can impact them in their own environment. It is a great story any child would enjoy. Who doesn't love outdoor sleep-overs and secret spaces to play in? Put this in a gift basket with a bag of sunflower seeds and a drink. They'll love it.