Publication Date: March 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden.
How does your garden grow?
Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all agesamong them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
“With its adroit look at a child’s colorful imagination, My Garden is as fresh and inviting as spring after winter.”
-Horn Book (starred review)
“Henkes gives the young storyteller a matter-of-fact voice and a sly sense of humor, while dewy watercolors and ink picture her reveling in a magical world of plants, birds, and butterflies.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Imagination grows and spreads from the fertile pages of this book to the minds of young readers…A must for every library.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“This intimate exploration of a child’s burgeoning imagination hits every note right…Just plain perfect.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)