My Love for You Is Like a Garden Book Giveaway
ABOUT THE BOOK
My Love for You Is Like a Garden
Written and Illustrated by Laura Smetana
All Ages | 38 Pages
Publisher: Flying Cardinal Press | ISBN-13: 9781737140962
Publisher’s Book Summary: With bright, watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates uncondit ional 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!
My Love for You is Like a Garden Activity Kit – Free Download
A Friends and Family Offer
If you’ve already purchased a copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, head on over to Laura Smetana’s website to receive two free downloadable 8×10 watercolor collage art prints:
–Print 1 – My love for you is like a garden
–Print 2 – My love for you flows freely
This gentle declaration of love will have adults feeling as if they are revisiting classics like Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny or Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You. The narrator’s love “shines as bright as a field of marigolds” and “is as sweet as a flowering lilac.” Watercolor collage illustrations reminiscent of Eric Carle’s books bring each declaration to life - vibrant tiger lilies, water droplets shaped as hearts pouring from a watering can, and a squirrel peeking from behind a flowerpot are just a few of the beautiful spreads that will delight the eyes. A variety of flowers, as well as a bird, butterfly, sun and rain complete the garden scene, right down to the roots of the trees spreading beneath the soil. Youngsters may have their attention captured (as mine was) by the tiny ladybug that appears throughout the book - here on a blade of grass, there on the leaves of the linden tree. 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 find” fun to the reading experience. This is a book perfect for bedtimes or cuddling on a lazy afternoon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR
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.
Visit her online at www.laurasmetana.com and @SmetanaLaura on Twitter.