Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Garden - Kevin Henkes

Greenwillow, 2010
32 pgs.
For: ages 3-6?
Endpapers: Navy with round white (actually light blue) sunflower covering the page

A girl helps her mother in the garden - and with great imagination thinks about what her own garden might be like - no weeds, flowers that change colors or instantly reappear when they've been plucked, chocolate bunnies to eat vs. real bunnies eating, jelly bean trees - and on we go.

Each two-page spread has one full white page with sage blue font, facing Easter-colored pastel illustrations with lots of sage blue. I'm not sure if sage blue is a real color, but it's the best way I can describe it.

Lots of imaginating.
Cute story, lovely illustrations. Love love love Kevin Henkes, but this one just didn't jump out at me.

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