This book is intended for ages 5 to 7 years. It's late summer and the family garden is overflowing with all kinds of flowers and vegetables. Nicole and her mother have painstakingly labeled each of the items so the children can read the tags and easily identify just what the family needs. Suddenly it's midday - time to eat! - and one of her mother's favourite possessions is missing. Eager to help, Nicole agrees to search while her mother prepares their lunch. This lushly illustrated alphabetical excursion follows Nicole through the garden on her quest to find the special item. As she traipses past the long vines of the acorn squash to the deep-purple eggplant, trumpet-shaped morning glories, crimson radishes, and marbled-green watermelons with sweet pink juices inside, Nicole becomes enraptured with the garden's hidden treasures and discovers that what she's searching for is closer than she thinks.