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Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard
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Apr 09, 12

bookshelves: green-books, international, ncbla2013, picture-book
Read in April, 2012

Following the same pattern as The House That Jack Built and The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, this title follows the seeds that Isabella plants as they eventually sprout and flourish. Not only does the book contain a great message about sustainability, but it also features powerful language such as "clouds that cry the rain" (unpaginated), "the buttercups waltzed with the wind" (unpaginated), and even, as the growing season concludes, the frost that falls on the ground, "encrusting the garden with glisten and glimmer" (unpaginated). The mixed media illustrations clearly show the beauties of nature but also rosy red cheeks and vivid blue eyes, presumably invigorated by time spent outdoors.
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