Friday, July 23, 2010

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

If you had a garden, what would you plant in it? Carrots? Flowers? This little girl would definitely have jellybean bushes, giant tomatoes, magicly regrowing flowers, and chocolate rabbits. Kevin Henkes accompanies the delightful fantasy with soft, colourful illustrations that bring this dream world to life. Henkes is one of my favourite writers for young children (Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is one of my absolute favourite picture books), and this is a lovely addition to his books for preschoolers. The story reminded me of the song that says if all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops, oh what a world it would be!

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Birds by Kevin Henkes
A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp

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