My Garden by Kevin Henkes

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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 Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published February 23, 2010 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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A little girl enjoys helping her mother in her garden, but she knows if she had a garden, it would be something else entirely: no weeds, ever-blooming multicolored flowers with hues she can change with just a thought, chocolate rabbits instead of pests and so on.

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Common Sense Media

As she helps tend the garden, the young girl finds great pleasure in daydreaming about her wished-for garden.

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Chicago Tribune

“In my garden, the rabbits wouldn’t eat the lettuce / because the rabbits would be chocolate / and I would eat them.” Henkes’ pictures and words remind us to think of other garden moments, when the girl’s garden grows “rusty keys” that look as if they came from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secr...

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