My Garden by Kevin Henkes


My Garden by Kevin Henkes

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?


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)

About the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Owen and Waiting; two Newbery Honors-one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller-and Geisel Honors for Penny and Her Marble and for Waiting. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

1st March 2010



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