Sidewalk Flowers By Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith (63)

This is a picture book like no other than I have ever read. And readers of my blog know that I read and review a LOT of picture books for kids.

This picture book is unique in that the story is portrayed in pictures.  The expressions on people’s faces and the point of the flowers placed along the way on a walk is touching and beautiful!

The story is about a little girl who collects wildflowers while on a walk with her distracted father. Each flower becomes a gift for someone in need, regardless of whether the gift is noticed or ignored. In both cases, the giver and the recipient are transformed by their encounter.

This wordless picture book was conceived by award-winning poet Jon Arno Lawson and beautifully brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith.

This is a beautiful and graceful book about the importance of small things, small people, and small gestures that make the biggest impact.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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