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PreS-K‘Another story about the life cycle of growing things‘in this case, mammoth sunflowers‘planted in a way that captures the imagination. A young boy plants the seeds in a large circle. He waters them and waits patiently until they grow taller than himself, with huge nodding blossoms that form a perfect "sunflower house." He and two friends play in the "house" all summer, even sleeping in it one night, until the leaves turn brown and the stems fall down. Then they fill their pockets with the seeds, the birds eat some, and the rest are left on the ground to grow again next summer. Bunting's idea is creative and charming, with poetic and romantic aspects. Unfortunately, the text, written in rhymed couplets, is not wholly successful. At times, the rhyme scheme seems strained and the meter becomes singsongy. The bright illustrations, done in watercolor and colored pencil, are reminiscent of this team's Flower Garden (Harcourt, 1994). They are realistic and add interesting details that extend the brief text. Despite its flaws, the book could spark an interest in the cycle of nature.‘Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
"Lyrical rhyming text with lush illustrations."--American Bookseller "Creative and charming."--School Library Journal "Primary and preschool teachers will find this a colorful, child-appealing addition to units on plants."--Booklist "Lyrical rhyming text with lush illustrations. American Bookseller "Creative and charming. School Library Journal "Primary and preschool teachers will find this a colorful, child-appealing addition to units on plants. Booklist "