To be Like the Sun

To be Like the Sun
Author: 
Susan Marie Swanson
Publisher: 
Harcourt, Inc., Children’s Book Division
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN: 
978–0–15205–796–1

decorated boards, 32 pp., $16.00

Author Susan Swanson tells a delightful story of a child’s first venture into gardening in this picture book for children, ages 3 to 7. Beginning with the planting of a sunflower seed, the story unfolds, as the seed becomes a tiny plant, which then grows and grows, finally topping its small gardener. Illustrated in vibrant colors by Margaret Chodos-Irvine,  the text explains some of the fundamentals of nature in a very poetic style.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
10
Number: 
4