Publication Date: April 1994
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“An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child’s mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy.”--School Library Journal
KATHRYN HEWITT has illustrated many books for young readers, including all of the books in the Lives of... series written by Kathleen Krull. She lives in Santa Monica, CA. www.kathrynhewitt.com
"An intimate family portrait."Parenting
"An inspiration for younger children and their parents."The Boston Globe
"Fresh as a daisy."Publishers Weekly