KINDERREVIEW: EMMYLOU ON THE LITTLE GARDENER, BY EMILY HUGHES

CAM01142Occasionally, in addition to our regular reviews, we enlist the help of some more age appropriate critics to give their opinions and recommendations.

Today, six year old Emmylou weighs in on Emily Hughes’ The Little Gardener (Flying Eye, 2015). Read our full review of The Little Gardener HERE.


There was a gardener and he liked his garden. He grew a flower and it gave him hope. He worked hard, but his garden was dying because he was too little. He was TheLittleGardenersad about it dying, so he went to sleep for a long time.

And then a big girl came by and the flower gave her hope so she started working on the garden. The garden started to get alive again.

And then, when the little gardener woke up, he was surprised and shocked that the garden was alive again and he was happy.

My favorite part of the book was when the girl came along and made the garden come back to life. I really like the pictures. I like how the illustrator made so many little details, and I like how she drew the worm the most.

Who do you think would like this book?

My best friend, Hailey.


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