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Surprise in Auntie's Garden!

4.89  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Auntie and her niece Erin both love flowers. Auntie is proud of her flower garden, and Erin likes to be with her among the flowers. One day Erin finds a funny kind of “worm” in the garden and calls Auntie over to see it. They call it Mr. Clown because of his colorful stripes. To learn what it is, they study and discover what kind of caterpillar it is and watch it’s progres ...more
Published August 2013 by Mascot Books
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Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an engaging book that will entertain and inform children without insulting the intelligence of the adult reading it to them. Ann Morris capably tells stories of adults and children interacting in constructive and positive ways.
In this particular story, Erin is surprised to encounter a mysterious "worm" in her aunt's garden. Working together, they seek more information online, where they discover that the "worm" is actually a Monarch caterpillar. In the process of discovery, they learn ab
A.E. Curzon
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful ‘surprise’ this book turned out to be. It tells the story of an aunt and the very special relationship she has with her niece, Erin. Together they share an interest in the garden and its flowers. Discovering a new inhabitant one day, Erin learns how to identify a particular caterpillar, or worm as she thinks it is, and slowly sees it develop into a beautiful monarch butterfly.

The extremely colourful illustrations are stunning and the text well-written and educational. Children a
Vickianne Caswell
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ann Morris does a wonderful job with this delightful tale called, "Surprise in Auntie's Garden." The story is about an aunt and her niece who learn and see many wonderful things in the garden. The story is very informative which teaches children some interesting things about what you can find in the garden. The illustrations were wonderfully done! The pages are very colorful and detailed for parent and child to enjoy.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Show, don't tell" is the mantra of every creative writing class and critique group. Ann Morris does just that in "Surprise in Auntie's Garden!"
Once again, Ms. Morris begins by offering a seemingly simple story, this time about a young girl who enjoys spending time with her aunt in the garden. When the girl expresses curiosity about a "worm" she has discovered in the garden, Auntie shows her via the Internet that the worm, in fact, is a monarch caterpillar. From there, the two of them go on to l
Valpray Frost
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"This is a visual masterpiece & a sweet story for your child to learn something new!"

This is a bright and lovely illustrated book that tells a home spun sweet story between and Auntie and her Niece. They share a special bond in the Auntie's garden. It is there special place & in it they share with us the story of a butterfly. It takes you from caterpillar stage, clear through to the masterpiece God offers us... a butterfly. This is a visual masterpiece & a sweet story for your child
Diane Tolley
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a joy, Ann's books are! They bring 'Life' to life! The Surprise in Auntie's Garden does not disappoint. Informative without being boring or preachy. Characters one instantly knows. And situations that are, at once, warm and interesting. And the colours! Thank you, Ann for another wonderful story! Please don't ever stop writing!
Mariana Farcas
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Our kids at enjoy very much Surprise in Auntie's Garden! Every week they ask to read it in English and Spanish.
Susan Keefe
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erin makes a wonderful discovery in her auntie’s garden.

This beautiful book is a wonderful way to teach children about nature, and the main characters in it are the author and her niece and God-daughter Erin.

Erin and her auntie have shared a special enjoyment of the garden since Erin was a baby, when looking at the lovely flowers settled her.

A little older now, Erin discovers a ‘worm,’ and quickly calls her auntie over take a look. There sitting on some milkweed is not in fact a worm but a cater
Ann Morris
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book is a tribute to family relationships, learning experiences, butterflies, change, and teaching children how to learn. It was awarded the Silver Moms Choice Award as well as receiving honorable mention for the CLIPPA award (Children's Literature Independently Published Principals' Award).
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