Fantastic Flowers

cover fantastic flowers

Peachtree Publishing Company
Ages 2-6

"Flowers in shapes that surprise and delight.
Upside down pants, a parrot in flight."

With melodic, rhyming verse and boldly colored acrylic paintings, Fantastic Flowers celebrates 17 flowers from around the world that resemble other objects, animals and even people.

Back matter provides information on the pollination process, color photos of the flowers (so children understand that they are real!) and a flower identification guide. Fantastic Flowers encourages object identification and inspires children to observe nature more closely.

Awards and Reviews

  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
  • Los Angeles Public Library Best of Children's Books
  • Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
  • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award nominee

"(A) glorious celebration of nature. Her spare language in verse proves that less is more."
The Huffington Post 

"Optically striking...A book to closely pore over." Kirkus Review

"Impressively informative, exceptionally well organized, memorably presented, and thoroughly engaging from beginning to end." Midwest Book Review

"Stockdale's rhyming couplets are perfectly crafted. They're as delightful to read aloud as her clean, bright, acrylic paintings are to look at." School Library Journal

"This lively blend of imagination and science might send children scrambling to their backyards or neighborhood parks to see what else they can spot in  flowers." Booklist
“A winning combination of poetic text, stunning art and informative back matter.” Washington Parent

fantastic flowers hat     fantastic flowers parrot

fantastic flowers bumblebees

fantastic flowers babies     fantastic flowers monkeys

fantastic flowers spiders

fantastic flowers trumpet     fantastic flowers ice cream cones

fantastic flowers kids in the garden

fantastic flowers pants     fantastic flowers pineapple

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