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Author: Marcia Trimble

Illustrator: Jill Dubin

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Publisher: Images Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This is an adorable book about planting flowers and how flowers grow through the eyes of Flower Green and her friends. Not only does it talk of how flowers grow but there is a mix of cultural diversity. This is an interactive book for acting and role-playing.

Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book, learning to read, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Age of Child: Read with a group of children ages 3 to 9. Students at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.

Young Reader Reaction: The students loved the book, the music, and the interactive worksheets.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a heartwarming book. This is a good read-aloud story, as well as a teaching resource.

Pros: Multimedia content add to the reading experience of this picture book for young children.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a good teacher's resource.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MARSBY AND THE MARTIAN DETECTIVES   KRIS KRINGLE (A Read-Aloud Movie for Kids Young and Old)  

Educational Themes: Because of the multimedia content, there are lots of ways to enjoy this book. Having a CD also allows reluctant or struggling readers to follow along.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, fairy tale, interactive learning

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2008

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