PreS-Gr 1-A story that gives new meaning to the word sappy. Children meet Flower Green, a sprout growing in a "magical garden." While she juggles magic coins and dances in magic slippers, her crayons create Flowerettes but can't color them so she invites many flowers to a party where they give color and fragrance to the Flowerettes. The pretty characters, colorful cover, and pleasant no-tension plot may appeal to some children and adults. The flower-framed pages on which the blossoms open their invitations are striking. Much of the book's design is very good. Even the vinelike lettering adds to the garden feeling. Sadly, the slight story has all the subtlety and sentimentality of a greeting card. Flower Green's good-bye message to the blossoms is, "Take home your uniqueness, my friends, but share and blend with others as you have this night-for that is the magic of life." Never mind that there was no sign of night, never mind that the magic coins and shoes never showed any magic qualities-such heavy-handed, message-laden prose doesn't belong in library collections.-Louise L. Sherman, formerly at Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.