That's Not a Daffodil! (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Honey, Elizabeth Honey (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin Academic, 9781742372488, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011



Aplayful story that children will enjoy again and again about an inventive boy, a kindly gardener, a growing friendship, and the promise of a bulbWhen Tom's neighbor Mr. Yilmazgives him a brown bulb, Tom can't believe it will flower. "That's not a daffodil " says Tom. "Well," says the old gardener. "Let's plant it and see." Tom plays a game of imagination as the daffodil bulb given to him by his kindly neighbor grows first into a green beak, then turns into a rocket, and finally into a trumpet of gold. A satisfyingtale, playful repetition, and building anticipation will make children request this story again and again.

About the Author

Elizabeth Honey is the author of "Don't Pat the Wombat!," "Fiddleback," "The Moon in the Man," "Not a Nibble," and "Remote Man."

Praise For That's Not a Daffodil!

"Wrought in the same lively spirit as her Don't Pat the Wombat! . . . plenty of laughs and drama."  Publishers Weekly on Fiddleback

"A welcome addition to read-aloud collections, this connects with picture books encouraging imagination as well as those on plants and gardens." —Booklist Online