Sidewalk Flowers | Ages 4-8 Jonarno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books)
Wordless doesn’t always mean simple. In Sidewalk Flowers, Canadian poet Jonarno Lawson weaves a multi-layered story of nature’s resilience in the city and of a child’s pure-hearted enjoyment of it. The book begins in a stark black-and-white urban scene and ends with a flurry of colours as the child picks flower after flower to give to those she encounters. Smith’s illustrations make this a perfect introduction to the wonders you can find in nature — without looking farther than your sidewalk.