Mortimer's First Garden

Mortimer's First Garden

By Karma Wilson; Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416942030, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2009

Winter is just over, the sky is gray, and the ground is brown. Little Mortimer Mouse munches on sunflower seeds and longs to see something green.
Upon overhearing the story of how springtime rain and sunshine nurture little seeds to grow into great big green plants, Mortimer is skeptical but decides to plant one of his seeds, just to see if such a miracle really can happen. Mortimer finds a perfect sport to plant the seed, and then...he waits.
And waits.
And "waits."
Impatient, Mortimer thinks nothing is ever going to happen to the little seed. But then something does happen. Something wonderful. Something divine. Something green
First introduced in the bestselling" Mortimer's Christmas Manger," Mortimer Mouse returns with gutso in this inspirational offering that celebrates the miracle of springtime.

About the Author
Karma Wilson's first poem was published at the tender age of six. The poem was ironically titled, "I Don't Wanna Write a Poem!" Growing up, she had no desire to write. But Providence had different plans, and now Karma writes poems for a living when she's not busy being a wife and raising three kids. Karma is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, as well as If I Were a Mouse, Give Thanks to the Lord, and I Will Rejoice.

Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including "By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner" by Steven Kroll, which was named an ABA Kids' Pick of the Lists and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "A Quiet Place" by Douglas Wood; and "Sailor Boy Jig" by Margaret Wise Brown. He has also authored several picture books, including "With a Little Help from Daddy" and "A Special Day for Mommy". Dan lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.