Florette

Florette

When Mae’s family moves to a new home, she wishes she could bring her garden with her. She’ll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there’s no room for a garden in the city. Or is there?...

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Title:Florette
Author:Anna Walker
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Edition Language:English

Florette Reviews

  • KC

    Loved this wonderfully illustrated book of a young girl finding a way to bring the green life of her country garden to the new city she just moved to.

  • Christine

    Adorable and inspiring! This picture book for children drew me in with it's sweet cover, and lovely interior illustrations. I'm in the mood for nature/garden/tree/flower books, of all kinds, with many April occasions soon to occur. Earth Day and Arbor Day are favorites, leading up to the best: May Day. May 1st is no longer much celebrated, but I have fond childhood memories, and a fun festival to still attend every year!

    Returning to the book: Florette entices with its lush, overgrown, indoor gar

    Adorable and inspiring! This picture book for children drew me in with it's sweet cover, and lovely interior illustrations. I'm in the mood for nature/garden/tree/flower books, of all kinds, with many April occasions soon to occur. Earth Day and Arbor Day are favorites, leading up to the best: May Day. May 1st is no longer much celebrated, but I have fond childhood memories, and a fun festival to still attend every year!

    Returning to the book: Florette entices with its lush, overgrown, indoor garden entrance on the cover, and tiny Mae looking longingly through the glass. We follow Mae from her family's move to the city, away from her beloved backyard trees, flowers, and birds. Though she is initially disappointed in her new surroundings, intrepid Mae perseveres in her own gentle manner, remaining positive while she searches for a way to improve her new home.

    To say more would spoil the plot of the story, which has limited text. Every page has illustrations that steal the show... but the message is a gentle one that most children will appreciate. Recommended content for ages 4-8. Younger toddlers may enjoy the pictures too.

  • Marianne

    this was a delight.

  • Amy

    Very sweet, gentle story about a child who moves from the country to the city and is struggling to find and create her "quiet" places in her new environment. It is a sweet story about the power and importance of nature and how it feeds our souls. I loved the beautiful illustrations as well!

  • Sarah

    Fabulous illustrations, love the deep greens and the whimsical, detailed drawings of lit win the city!

    This picture book promotes the idea that we can all find a little bit of green (and I'm not talking about a smoothie!) no matter where we live.

  • Kathryn

    Little Mae is adorable and her way of bringing her garden into the city is adorable.

  • Tatiana

    With a setting that is distinctly Parisian,

    tells the tale of Mae, who longs for the garden she left behind when moving to the urban area. I adore the message of creating a green space out of city gray; the muted illustrations helped drive this point home. It would be a wonderful book to read for Arbor Day.

  • Jesse

    A touching story sweetly illustrated. Mae's experience of moving to a new place and trying to find hints of her old life in her new city is universal. I loved how she ended up making her own place that made her happy, but I realllllllly wanted to see inside Florette!

  • cindy

    Anna Walker writes the sweetest picture books, and this one had such a creative message of hope and transition. Super cute read with my student, who could not stop obsessing over the pretty watercolour illustrations 🙃

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