A beautiful book, a beautiful story and illustrations, and a beautiful message!
I enjoyed this book very much. Actually, it relived the good days when I was gardenning.
Samsung- Maybe I'm missing your comment but why wouldn't they have American Flags if this is a US book. I would expect to see a British flag if I was reading a British book. This is a children's book I think you maybe looking to hard at this.
This book left me feeling uneasy and with several questions. As a Canadian, and as happens so often with children's books from the US, the US nationalism embedded in the book leaves me thinking "what do we have for Canadian children?" The book features a US flag flying over top of the town. Why do we consider these patriotic US books appropriate for our children? My other question I have is which time period is Cooney trying to represent? From the illustrations it appears to be the WWI era and presents a white-washed image of that era. It shows white society as self-assured, elegant, noble and book-reading. There is no image of other peoples existing in US society except for the wooden "Indian" carvings her grandfather makes.
I hope I'm not coming down to hard on it after my first reading; I'll have to take a closer look at it.
Good story , good message about leaving your world a more beautiful place.
This is my absolutely FAVOURITE Barbara Cooney book. A wonderful classic to read to your children or your class. Miss Rumphius practices what her Father taught her; make the world a more beautiful place.
pepa2010 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9
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