Side­walk Flow­ers | Ages 4-8 Jonarno Law­son, il­lus­trated by Sydney Smith (Ground­wood Books)

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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.

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