#blogbookaday: Bloom

29 May

Bloom.jpgSummary:  “‘Dig holes in the autumn soil.
Drop the bulbs in one by one.
Cover them with dirt.
Come spring, the bulbs will flower!’

In this lushly illustrated story that celebrates life and growing up, a mother and daughter plant a garden to see how something small blooms into something as beautiful and strong as their love.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A beautiful story of patience, growing up, and how something small can grow into something so big! This is the story of a little girl and her mom who planted flower bulbs in the fall and waited long months until finally the sun and rain encouraged those bulbs to grow and blossom! I love the gentleness of this story – the special bond between the daughter and mother.

Personal Reaction: This story would make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift for a special mom (and daughter) with a basket of bulbs to plant in the fall. I loved that the family was interracial – just a small little piece of diversity among a beautiful story of celebrating the big and small moments in life.

Title: Bloom
Author: Deborah Diesen
Illustrator: Mary Lundquist
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 7, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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