Many girls are named after flowers (or even forms of the word flower, such as Flora), which inspired Linda Wolfsgruber to create this utterly charming book. Girls names in different languages accompany her imaginative illustrations, so that the reader discovers, for example, that Gul means rose in Turkish, but that it is Rosa in Spanish and Raisa in Hebrew. Other names in the book include those for buttercup, sunflower, lily of the valley, daisy, bluebell, snowdrop, hyacinth, camomile, violet, tulip, poppy and lily.
This is a beautiful and intriguing gift book for anyone interested in girls names, flowers and the fine art of book illustration. It can also be used in the classroom to talk about multiculturalism and botany.
Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world. - Kirkus Reviews
...unusual artistry... - Christina Neigel, CM Magazine
"...little girls will love..." - Donna Cardon, School Library Journal
...entertaining... - Brenda Hoerle, Guelph Mercury
...celebrates the cross-cultural use of flower names for girls...dreamlike... - Deidre Baker, Toronto Star
Gorgeously illustrated... - Pickle Me This
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