My Garden (Library Binding)

My Garden By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image

My Garden (Library Binding)

By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

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Spring 2010 Kids' Next List


“Everlasting flowers, chocolate rabbits, and spectacular garden surprises make this book as welcome as the season it portrays. Kevin Henkes has created brilliant illustrations. We are proud to recommend it.”
— Camille DeBoer, Pooh's Corner, Grand Rapids, MI

How does your garden grow? A wondrous New York Times bestselling picture book from Caldecott medalist Kevin Henkes.

A girl helps out in her mother’s garden, but in the garden of her imagination, there are chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells.

“This intimate exploration of a child’s burgeoning imagination hits every note right. Just plain perfect.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“With its adroit look at a child’s colorful imagination, My Garden is as fresh and inviting as spring after winter.” —The Horn Book (starred review)

“Imagination grows and spreads from the fertile pages of this book to the minds of young readers. A must for every library.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Even as the story elevates the wonders of nature into the realm of the fanciful, it reminds readers to appreciate everyday flowers and soil.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors, one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller; and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include The World and Everything in It; A HouseA Parade of ElephantsChrysanthemum; and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.



Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors, one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller; and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include The World and Everything in It; A HouseA Parade of ElephantsChrysanthemum; and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061715181
ISBN-10: 0061715182
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pages: 40
Language: English

“With its adroit look at a child’s colorful imagination, My Garden is as fresh and inviting as spring after winter.” — Horn Book (starred review)

“Henkes gives the young storyteller a matter-of-fact voice and a sly sense of humor, while dewy watercolors and ink picture her reveling in a magical world of plants, birds, and butterflies.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Imagination grows and spreads from the fertile pages of this book to the minds of young readers…A must for every library.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“This intimate exploration of a child’s burgeoning imagination hits every note right…Just plain perfect.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)