Good Morning, Garden

Good Morning, Garden

By Barbara Brenner; Denise Ortakales (Illustrator)

Cooper Square Pub, Hardcover, 9781559718882, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2004

Good Morning, Garden is a tranquil greeting to a new day, and a celebration of all living things in a child's garden. The loosely rhyming, lilting text shows a child's joy in discovering chipmunks, ladybugs, butterflies, and blackberries. This gentle good-morning book is perfect for starting off the day in quiet, curious reverie. Stunning, intricate cut-paper illustrations throughout provide brilliant detail, perfectly capturing the wonder of a morning garden.

About the Author
Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include "Wagon Wheels" and "Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, " which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. "One Small Place in a Tree" is a companion book to the striking "One Small Place by the Sea. "Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.

Denise Ortakales is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston. Her award-winning paper sculptures have appeared in consumer and business magazines, as well as children's magazines and books, including Planets and Carrot in My Pocket. Denise is a life-long resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband and two sons.