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
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.
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