My Garden (Hardcover)

By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780061715174, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

Spring 2010 Kids' Next List

“Everlasting flowers, chocolate rabbits, and spectacular garden surprises make this book as welcome as the season it portrays. Kevin Henkes has created brilliant illustrations. We are proud to recommend it.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI
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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?

Praise For My Garden

“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)