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Miss Hawthorn's room is neat and tidy, not a pencil or paintbrush is out of place. And that's how she likes it. And she likes trees that are colored green and apples that are painted red. Miss Hawthorn does not like things to be different or out of the ordinary. Into Miss Hawthorn's classroom comes young Willow. She doesn't color inside the lines, she breaks crayons, and she sees pink trees and blue apples. What will Miss Hawthorn think? Magical things can happen when your imagination is allowed to run wild, and for Miss Hawthorn the notion of what is art and what is possible is forever changed.Willow is the first joint writing effort for sisters Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan. Denise's other Sleeping Bear Press books include Someday Is Not a Day of the Week and My Grandma Likes to Say. She lives in Howell, Michigan. Rosemarie Brennan juggles careers as a writing teacher and an author. She lives in Brighton, Michigan. Cyd Moore studied graphic design and fine arts at the University of Georgia. Her work includes posters, billboards, books, newspaper and magazine articles, and cassette and CD covers. She is the illustrator of I Love You, Stinky Face and I Miss You, Stinky Face. She lives in Commerce, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585363421
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Sleeping Bear -- True Stories
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 471,545
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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Willow 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
room145teacher More than 1 year ago
My second grade class loved this book and so did I. I give it a very high recommendation. Fabulous lessons abound and great discussions arise from this simple story. I had borrowed it from a teacher friend of mine but I am getting my own copy to have in my classroom.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Willow is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love this book!  Especially fitting for a child who loves art... it has a sweet message and encourages children to embrace their creativity.  Great illustrations as well.  
dnati on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book follows Willow, a very creative and expressive girl who struggles to "color inside the lines", as she tries to get her art teacher to live a little and see life in a different way. She is painting pink trees and blue apples when her art teacher specifically instructs the children to draw an apple tree with a brown trunk, a green circle for leaves, and red dots for apples. This book really captures the need for a zesty imagination and how much fun things can be if we all saw things a little more like Willow.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Encourages children to be different and not try to fit into the crowd.
kimpiddington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charming tale of a dreamy student whose creativity and open mindedness at first vexes and then inspires her teacher, Miss Hawthorn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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