The Flower Girl Wore Celery
Meryl G. Gordon, Holly Clifton-brown, illustrator Kar-ben Publishing, Hardcover $17.99 (32pp), 978-1-4677-7849-7
The Flower Girl Wore Celery is a humorous story about Emma, who is asked to be a flower girl at her cousin Hannah’s wedding. Emma looks forward to meeting the ring bearer, and most of all to meeting Hannah’s groom, Alex, whom she cannot remember. When the big day arrives, Emma is surprised that things are not as she expected: Alex is another bride! Illustrations of Emma and her family support the text showing the silly things Emma imagines. The traditions of a Jewish wedding add another layer of interest to the story.