cloth, 32 p., $16
As this unusual story unfolds, Mrs. Spitzer is planting her seeds and tending to them, knowing they have differing needs. Wildflowers will grow anywhere, while others need special care. Personified, flower faces are happy and content. Flowers or children or students? The author and illustrator weave together the ideas and skills of both a master teacher and master gardener. Mrs. Spitzer is the type of caring teacher all our children need.
— Leora Ornstein Siegel