cloth, 32 p., $16
A man's cherished memories of a picturesque town where he grew up constitute the setting for this charming story. As a young lad, he uses his bicycle to wander past the community's red-roofed homes into the misty countryside. He discovers a lovely garden, which inspires him to remove some cobblestones from the town and plant seeds. Mr. Bogacki's illustrations convey motion in this tenderly told story of family rituals, aimed at children 5 years and up.
— Nancy McCray