Author(s): Lisa Moser
Come peer between blades of grass at the secret lives of a garden’s tiniest inhabitants, revealed in lyrical vignettes and charming illustrations.
What may appear to be an abandoned garden is actually home to an unusual array of insects. Meet a ladybug who prefers making mud angels to acting like a lady, a roly-poly bug who loves to roll ("wa-hoo!"), a cricket who dreams of grand adventures, and a whole neighborhood of bugs gazing up at a fireworks show of flowers bursting into bloom. These inviting vignettes are sure to have readers seeing bugs in a whole new light.
The scribbly pen-and-pencil illustrations, finished with watercolor, reveal amusing detail...With plentiful dialogue, these short scenes will be fun to read aloud. Whimsical and delightful, a celebration of imagination. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Millward s naive-styled, softly colored ink-and-watercolor illustrations lend quiet humor to the stories, giving the diminutive characters expressive eyes and sweet smiles. This pleasurable read will win over preschoolers and parents alike as it offers gentle reflections on persistence, pleasure, and perspective. Publishers Weekly"
Lisa Moser is the author of the early readers "The Monster in the Backpack, Squirrel s World, "and "Squirrel s Fun Day "as well as many picture books, including "Kisses on the Wind." She lives in Wisconsin. Gwen Millward is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including "The Bog Baby "by Jeanne Willis, "How Do You Hug a Porcupine? "by Laurie Isop, and the Charmseekers series by Georgie Adams. She is also the author-illustrator of the picture book "Bear and Bird." Gwen Millward lives in Wales."