My Love for You Is Like a Garden

My Love for You Is Like a Garden

by Laura Smetana
My Love for You Is Like a Garden

My Love for You Is Like a Garden

by Laura Smetana


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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2023!

With bright watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates unconditional love with vibrant garden scenes that will delight fans of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle.

Say "I love you" with this charming picture book families will love reading together over and over again. Bold, colorful illustrations of flowers, butterflies, and animals will inspire readers of all ages to explore the natural world⁠-and maybe even plant their own garden. Children will delight in finding ladybugs hidden throughout, and a glossary provides the names of each plant and animal featured.

A beautiful book to share with a child, parent, or anyone who means the world to you!

"Endearing, engaging text pairs well with gorgeously executed illustrations for a joyful read." -Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)

Ideal for so many occasions:

  • Bedtime read-alouds
  • Valentine's Day, Easter basket or holiday stocking stuffer
  • Mother's Day, or Father's Day gifts
  • Baby shower gift for new parents
  • Teachers and librarians looking for a garden-themed book
  • Birthdays and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737140979
Publisher: Flying Cardinal Press
Publication date: 03/01/2023
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 934,814
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: Up to 5 Years

About the Author

Laura Smetana is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her latest author-illustrated book, My Love for You Is Like a Garden, is a joyful celebration of unconditional love with bold, watercolor collages of garden scenes and was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2023. She is also the author of Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia, (illustrated by Elisabete B. P. de Moraes), which was winner of a Northern Lights Book Award, and Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure, which she co-authored with her son. When she isn't writing or painting, Laura can be found talking to kids at school author visits, gardening in her sunhat, and spending time with her family outdoors. Laura lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and son. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Downers Grove Artists' Guild. You can visit her at
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