Flowers and Friendships Need Time to Grow
It's the first day of summer in Buttercup Grove. Hooray! What a better way to celebrate than planting some flowers. Raccoon gathers his friends and they get to work digging holes for the sunflower seeds he found. But there's a big problem. Sunflowers take all summer to grow and that's a long time! It's going to take a lot of hard work and patience before Raccoon and his pals see big, bright flowers. Sometimes, the most beautiful things in life are worth waiting for.
In the tradition of timeless classics such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Many Adventures of the Winnie the Pooh, The Tales of Buttercup Grove series introduces young readers, ages 4-8, to the many fun adventures of Skunk, Raccoon, and the rest of their woodland friends. Along the way, your child will learn timeless Christian values, such as sharing, compassion, kindness, encouragement, and patience, and learn a key Bible verse at the end of each story.
About the Author
Wendy Dunham is an award-winning inspirational children's and middle grade author, a registered therapist for children with special needs, and a blessed mamma of two amazing grown-up kids. She is the author of two middle-grade novels: My Name is River and its sequel, Hope Girl. She has a series of early-readers titled The Tales of Buttercup Grove. And with Reagandoodle and Little Buddy: The True Story of a Labradoodle and His Toddler Best Friend (to be released October, 2018), Wendy writes as the voice of Reagandoodle. Please visit her website at wendydunhamauthor.com.Michal Sparks’ artwork can be found throughout the home-furnishings industry in textiles, gift items, dinnerware, and more. She is the artist for Words of Comfort for Times of Loss, When Someone you Love Has Cancer and A Simple Gift of Comfort. Connect with Michal at www.michalsparks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sunflower Summer is my favorite of the Tales of Buttercup Grove books by Wendy Dunham, illustrated by Michal Sparks. It's a charming story of friendship and faith for the beginner reader. Honestly, I was just as delighted as my six-year-old to discover this tender tale about waiting and working together. It was fun for us to read the Bible verse together at the end of the book and talk about keeping our eyes on Jesus the Son of God, as the sunflower looks to the sun. The watercolor illustrations by Michal Sparks are just lovely. We were both smitten with the animal characters. The story is slightly advanced for my daughter's reading level (she's a late bloomer), but she was highly motivated to try some of the words she recognized. I'm sure this had everything to do with the charming storyline and delightful characters. Sunflower Summer is a splendid book for beginner readers. I highly recommend this book.
Sunflower Summer In a summer of fun book. Raccoon was having fun making a calendar and cleaning his garden shed. He found something special while he was cleaning and he wanted to do it with his frends - how awesome to share isn't? The kids will learn how to do this and learn it is such a fun thing to do. This book has a great theme and a great lesson for the kids. I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley ;all of the opinions expressed in this review are all my own. if you would like to read more of my Christian book reviews go to christianlybookreviewers.blogspot.com - I look forward to seeing there.
Very sweet story showing how working together with friends and having patience can produce wonderful results. The illustrations are cute and the story is one I will share with all the youngsters in our family. I'll share with friends, too. I received a copy of this story from the author and this is my own personal opinion.