A Flower is a Friend
Authored by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Karen Patkau
"In the garden ecosystem, a flower means many things to each bird, insect, and creature."
* Reading Age: 3-6 years
* Grade Level: PS-K
* Length: 36 pages
* Publisher: Pajama Press
* Pub. Date: May 2, 2023
* ISBN-10: 1772782807
* ISBN-13: 978-1772782806
* Language: English
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What an insightful and educational book when it comes to the value of the flowers that grow around us. What exactly do they do?
Even though to the human eye they just are stationary where they are planted, to the bumblebee, frog, hummingbird, butterfly, ladybug, and many more creatures they are very meaningful, necessary and very important.
The book highlights the many ways that flowers care for those around them and the illustrations are lovely. They capture close up and colourful images of both the flower and the creatures that they serve.
The author has provided more in-depth information about the symbiotic relationships within the garden ecosystem, including the ways these garden creatures are friends to flowers in return. I love the book and highly recommend it.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Frieda Wishinsky grew up in New York City, where she played in local parks and frequented the local candy store. After earning her BA in international relations and her Master of Science in special education, Frieda began to teach…and then to write. Her first title, Oonga Boonga, was an American Booksellers’ Pick of the List. Since then, she has grown a magical garden and published more than 70 books, including her bestselling biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, The Man Who made Parks. Frieda has earned many starred reviews and awards, including the Print Braille Book of the Year and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Today Frieda lives in Toronto, where she still loves exploring parks and gardens.
About the Illustrator
Author, illustrator, designer, and visual artist Karen Patkau's distinctive art can be found in more than a dozen picture books for children. She is the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal for Don't Eat Spiders, and One Watermelon Seed was a Bank Street Best Book. A Good Trade is a White Ravens Choice, a Bank Street Best Book, and a nominee for the OLA Blue Spruce Award and the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, among others. Karen lives in Toronto, Ontario
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