Flora’s Surprise

Flora’s Surprise”

Flora’s family loves to garden.

Everyone is busy planting seeds, except Flora who plants a brick.

Cora’s tulips bloom, Sam’s lettuce grows, and Max’s sprouts sprout but Flora’s brick doesn’t grow.

The seasons change, spring is back and Flora’s brick has finally grown into a house.

This book promotes imagination and wonder.

TITLE: Flora’s Surprise

AUTHOR: Debi Gliori

ILLUSTRATOR: Debi Gliori

PUBLISHER: Orchard Books, 2002

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, wonder

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Besides plants, what else can you grow in a pot?

2) What else can a brick “grow into”? Brainstorm a list of 20 different items.

 EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Debi Gliori, visit:

http://www.debiglioribooks.com

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