Tuesday, April 13
Title: My Friends the Flowers
By: William Lach Illustrated by Doug Kennedy
Reading Level: K Thru 2nd
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
One little bee loves to visit his friends—who just happen to be flowers! He visits with Marigold, who scares all the bugs; Sunflower, who has a big happy face; Daffodil, who nods his head; and even some Impatiens, who hang around the shady parts of town. From fiery snapdragons and gorgeous camellias, to prickly pears and the bells of forsythias, the bee introduces young readers to the many flowers that add color and character to our world.
Doug Kennedy’s funny and evocative illustrations bring the rhyming text and flowers to life. The book concludes with a photograph and description of each flower, along with easy steps for a child to plant three gardens of his or her own.
This is a very education book teaching children about flowers, and how to identify them in life. Although, it is very beneficial for learning; it had some trouble keeping my youngsters attention. The story lacked a flow and rhythm that will keep the children listening. The pictures are very colorful; which will make up for some of the dysfunction in reading but I found that to also be short lived. A highlight in concluding this story you will find several pages of photographs where you can compare showing you child what these flowers look like in real life. My children enjoy looking in yard identifying some of the flowers that we learned in this cute book.