Flora's brothers and sisters tease her when she "plants" a brick in a flowerpot and insists that she's growing a house.
It's springtime, and Flora's family is busy planting flowers and vegetables. "Why don't you grow something?" says Flora's Dad. "Some pretty flowers?" says Flora's mom. But Flora finds a brick and puts it in a flowerpot, insisting that it will one day become a house. Of course, her brothers and sisters laugh. But Flora has the last laugh in the following spring, when she discovers that a bird has made its home in her flowerpot.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
DEBI GLIORI has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar's Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big, along with her own No Matter What and Penguin Post. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Flora, the youngest rabbit in the family, watches as her siblings do their spring planting. When her parents encourage her to participate, Flora decides to plant a brick in a pot so she can grow a house. Her family's flowers bloom and their vegetables are eaten, but to Flora's great disappointment and her family's gentle amusement, her brick remains a brick. In the cozy and satisfying conclusion, the family emerges from their burrow in spring and finds that Flora's brick has indeed become a house-a bird has chosen her pot to make a nest. Gliori's bright, cheerful, full-color watercolor-and-ink art fills the spreads with the lush abundance of spring, summer, and fall gardens. Each illustration is full of homey details that children will want to pore over. With a few lines of text per page, this story is perfect for sharing with groups or one-on-one. The ending will be as much a surprise for readers as it is for Flora. Brick solid!-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Orchard, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0439455901
Book Description Orchard, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110439455901