My Garden (Hardcover)

By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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“Everlasting flowers, chocolate rabbits, and spectacular garden surprises make this book as welcome as the season it portrays. Kevin Henkes has created brilliant illustrations. We are proud to recommend it.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI

Description


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?

About the Author


Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.



Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Praise For…


“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)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061715174
ISBN-10: 0061715174
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pages: 40
Language: English