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Children's Fiction Flowers & Plants

The Weedflower

by (author) Elizabeth Davaze

illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Aug 2024
Flowers & Plants, School & Education, Environment, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2024
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 12


A modern schoolyard fable about nature’s magical ability to encourage imagination, play, and joy—and a dandelion’s ability to always grow back

One day on the gray school playground, Sam notices something new. Against all odds, a little flower has sprouted in between the concrete and rubber turf.

Sam adores the tiny bud. She sings to it, admires it, and watches it bloom into a bright yellow flower that’s ultimately too large to hide. Soon the other students notice it, too. Under their care, the flower thrives, illuminating the gloomy playground and eventually—magically—changing into one perfect fluffball that dances in the wind.

But when the adults take notice, they decide it has to go …

A sunny story with warm illustrations that will encourage readers to take notice of the natural world, The Weedflower makes for a great read-aloud. It will tie in well with Earth Day curriculum while also highlighting the positive role that nature plays in our lives.

About the authors

ELIZABETH DAVAZE is a grown-up who makes a lot of wishes. Formerly a news reporter and photographer, she now prefers to write about good stuff like kids and nature. She lives with her family in Kincardine, Ontario, where she spends her days walking local trails, making weird art, and writing stories.

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Originaire du Venezuela, Marianne Ferrer a immigré au Canada en 1998. Après avoir étudié l’illustration et le design au cégep Dawson à Montréal, elle a poursuivi ses études en design graphique à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, où elle habite toujours. Marianne a illustré de nombreux ouvrages, notamment Toucania (Monsieur Ed), Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act (Annick Press) et The Invisible Garden (Orca)Son style est empreint de charme, de délicatesse et de profondeur.


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