For ages 4-8. The luminous garden scenes and playful language in this tale of late-blooming self-discovery tell the story of Holly Bloom, a girl who wants nothing more than to be a great gardener, but simply doesn't seem to have the knack. Despite suggestions and support from her green-thumbed mom and siblings, Holly just can't get her garden to bloom. She waters and fertilises and uses all the right gardening tools, but her daffodils don't grow and her daisies keep drooping. Armed with a positive attitude and unwavering perseverance, Holly finally realises that she does not need to grow flowers with soil and seeds to be a success. Inspired by her artistic father, she taps into her natural creative abilities and surprises everyone by growing her own unique garden - from paper, paste, pipe cleaners, and paint!
Nancy Parent has written and developed several lines of books as well as extensive collateral materials for The Walt Disney Publishing Group. She is the author of more than 75 children's books. She lives in San Diego, California. Sarah Ashman is an editor and talent representative specialising in comics and humour. She was the vice president and director of comic arts for United Feature Syndicate/Newspaper Enterprise Association, where she successfully acquired and developed Scott Adams's Dilbert. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.