My Love for You Is Like a Garden by Laura Smetana

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My Love for You Is Like a Garden by Laura Smetana

by Laura Smetana
My Love for You Is Like a Garden by Laura SmetanaMy Love for You Is Like a Garden Published by Flying Cardinal Press on March 1, 2023
Pages: 38
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With bright, watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates unconditional love with vibrant garden scenes that will delight fans of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Perfect for baby showers, bedtime read-alouds, or anyone you love!

Say "I love you" with this charming picture book families will love reading together over and over again. Bold, colorful illustrations of flowers, butterflies, and animals will inspire readers of all ages to explore the natural world⁠--and maybe even plant their own garden. Children will delight in finding ladybugs hidden throughout, and a glossary provides the names of each plant and animal featured. A beautiful book to share with a child, parent, or anyone who means the world to you!

"Endearing, engaging text pairs well with gorgeously executed illustrations for a joyful read." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Ideal for so many occasions:

  • Bedtime read-alouds
  • Baby shower gift for new parents
  • Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or Father's Day gifts
  • Teachers and librarians looking for a garden-themed book
  • Holiday stocking or Easter basket stuffer
  • Birthdays and more!

Review:

My Love For You Is Like A Garden shares the love between us and nature. Simple comparisons about love and how it can be expressed in the everyday thing we see in nature, such as it shining as bright as a field of marigolds. A picture glossary in the back encourages readers to go back into the book and find each flower or creature mentioned in the text, adding a bit of ”look and see” fun to the reading experience. I especially enjoyed the watercolor look to the simple illustrations in the story.

 

Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win a glorious garden-themed grand prize, including a hardcover copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, autographed by Laura Smetana!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A cotton tote bag filled with:

 

-A hardcover copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, signed by author & illustrator Laura Smetana

– 4 oz of tea from Adagio Teas

– A bar of Italian rose soap

– Cherry blossom & tea rose hand lotion

– Sunflower & ladybug garden stake

– A 12 piece colored pencil set

– A mini sketchbook with elastic closure band

– 5 blank cards & envelopes featuring art from My Love for You is Like a Garden

Two (2) winners receive:

-A paperback copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, signed by author & illustrator Laura Smetana

 

My Love for You Is Like a Garden Book Giveaway

About Laura Smetana

Laura Smetana is the author and illustrator of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, a joyful picture book that celebrates unconditional love with bold, watercolor collages of garden scenes. She is also the author of Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer’s & Dementia (illustrated by Elisabete B. P. de Moraes), which was winner of a Northern Lights Book Award, and Little Squiggle’s Lake Adventure, which she co-authored with her son, Stirling Hebda.

When she isn’t writing or painting, Laura can be found talking to kids at school author visits, gardening in her sunhat, and spending time with her family outdoors. Laura lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and son. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild.