A Season of Flowers

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The very first sign of spring in many places is the crocus and tulip plants pushing their tiny green tendrils up, followed quickly by blooms. As the year moves along, different flowers such as lupines, daisies, morning glories in the summer, and sunflowers and chrysanthemums in the late summer and fall create the color in the palette of Mother Nature. When winter comes, all the flowers sleep under the snow until the snow begins to melt away, and tiny green tendrils announce the beginning of spring.

In this charming picture book for very young children, Michael Garland combines his poetic talent with his enormous illustration talent. Each of the fourteen spreads has one rhyming couplet for one or two flowers. The couplets are sweet and quite appropriate for the youngest of listeners or very early readers. But the real strength of this book is the illustrations. Garland has developed a digital collage technique that is rich and has so much texture to it that it almost looks like printed fabric or cut paper collages. It’s quite extraordinary. The details are delightful and the colors lavish. Back matter gives more information about each the flowers.

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Author Michael Garland
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date 2018-Jan-30
ISBN 9780884486237
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Issue April 2018
Category Children's


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