On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781554988556_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
published: March 2015
ISBN:9781554988556

Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
parents, imagination & play
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
published: March 2015
ISBN:9781554988556
Description

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.

“Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, IBBY Outstanding Books for People with Disabilities
  • Commended, USBBY Outstanding International Books
  • Winner, Michigan Library Association Mitten Award
  • Short-listed, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Commended, A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Winner, National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Book Illustration
  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads
  • Commended, ALA Notable Children's Book
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
  • Long-listed, Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book
  • Commended, School Library Journal Best Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year
  • Winner, Booksource Scout Award, Favourite Picture Book
  • Commended, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Recommended Book
  • Commended, Globe 100 Best Books
  • Commended, National Post Best Books of the Year
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Books
  • Winner, Cybils Award, Fiction Picture Book
  • Commended, Horn Book Fanfare
Editorial Reviews

Sidewalk Flowers wraps readers in kindness, tenderness, generosity and wonder.

— Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

Affecting, efficient, moving, kind. Lawson’s done the impossible. He wrote poetry into a book without a single word, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

— A Fuse #8 Production

An emotionally moving, visually delightful ode to the simple powers of observation and empathy. . . . A book to savor slowly and then revisit again and again.

— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

A reminder that what looks like play can sometimes be a sacrament.

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

A quiet, graceful book about the perspective-changing wonder of humble, everyday pleasures.

— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

A poignant, wordless storyline . . this ode to everyday beauty sings sweetly.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

I’d give this book to anyone with a coffee table, in a household with or without children.

— New York Times

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...