Just Flowers

  • Title: Just Flowers
  • Contributors: Kate Cosgrove (Illustrator)
  • Published by: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Release Date: March 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN13: 9781534112827
  • Buy the Book: Barnes & NobleFace in a BookIndieBound


NEW!  - Izzy's new neighbor is a bit of a grump--though they are both botanically inclined. When the neighbor discovers unwanted flowers--again and again--in his precious rose garden, he bids Izzy to take them away. Izzy does--and uses the blooms to brighten someone else's day. Before long, the town is bursting with Izzy's flowers. The grumpy neighbor doesn't see the fuss. "They're JUST FLOWERS!" he yells. "Just flowers" that brought joy and color to everyone in town. Can Izzy finally get that neighbor to accept the bloom of friendship? Back matter includes a seek-and-find and information on the flowers mentioned in the book.

"Lovely. Just lovely." Betsy Bird/ SLJ 

Click here to check out the COVER REVEAL & interview with SLJ Betsy Bird's Fuse8 

KIRKUS Review: "This bright, bouncy story offers some lovely messages: Kindness can soften the hardest hearts, and we miss out when we make snap judgments. A vibrant reminder to look beyond appearances—a lesson that applies to flowers as well as to people."  

Click Link for a “Be like Izzy!” Fun & easy JUST FLOWERS #class activity for ALL levels= Art + Kindness + Flowers

Click here for the pdf Coloring Page. 

More Activities and Extensions:

Write a Fibonacci Poema #STEM connection between flowers and math that you can turn into poetry. As featured on Patricia Newman's LitLinks. 



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