Spring is sprung here at the blog & we are celebrating with some DK Canada non-fiction books this month!
Today’s title is I Can Grow a Flower a visual guide to how flowers grow. We loved the simple journey from seed to flower in this colourful book as well as the fun lift-the-flaps! We seeded a vegetable garden with our small protagonist inside in our sunny window and have just started hardening it outdoors in the box each day. He’s loved watching seeds sprout just like in our book.
A great first time gardening book for smalls 1.5 & up!
Bonus blog call-out: this book comes with an adorable sunflower size growth chart to measure your smalls!
Today’s #picturebook in our “Week of Elly MacKay” is Butterfly Park via @runningpress & Hachette Books Canada. This gorgeous book is the story of a little girl moving from the country to the city. She will miss the greenery and flowers and butterflies of her old home. Next door to her new house however, is a tiny park called Butterfly Park! Excited, she heads in only to find there isn’t a single butterfly within. Soon she has her entire neighbourhood engaged in pursuing butterflies to find what they love–flowers! And when she brings flowers to Butterfly park, her neighbours join her to garden and create a lush, butterfly paradise making the little girls new house finally feel like home.
The beautiful colours and light play in this book capture the magic of childhood chases and the extraordinary magic of nature’s prettiest colours. The final garden is a gatefold so large it reached the very edges of my little studio to photograph and the inside cover comes off to reveal a poster of all the flowers needed to make your own “butterfly garden”.
A beautiful book to share with your smalls. Recommended 2+up. Stayed tuned for Friday when we’ve teamed up with the wonderful Elly MacKay for a giveaway!