My Friends The Flowers


Flowers are described by their distinct characteristics. There is a snapdragon that is spicy but sweet. There are impatiens that like to stay in the shady part of town. Each flower even has a face and with fun expressions to help you better understand their temperament. The back of the book has a glossary of the flowers mentioned with information about each one and how to grow them.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a good book to use in helping kids remember things about flowers. It effectively shows the different kinds of flowers and their “temperaments.”

Content Awareness Factors:

The book may be too wordy for some young readers/listeners.

Little Kid Reaction

My daughter was drawn to pick this book because of the pretty cover and because she likes flowers. She enjoyed the pictures but felt like there was too many describing words. She was disappointed in the book and I was surprised since she picked it.

Parent Reaction

I enjoyed the pictures. I understood why my daughter felt like it was too wordy though. Some of the pages were hard to read through smoothly. It felt like there was too much to read. Still, it is a good book to help with understanding flowers.

Type of Book:
This is a fictional story that also offers lots of nonfiction details to help kids learn about flowers.
Educational Themes:

You can use this as a starting point for gardening with kids and helping them recognize flowers. There is lots of factual detail in the back.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with and by a 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Although I think it would be great at any library I am not sure I would recommend buying it

Title My Friends the Flowers
Author William Lach
Publisher Harry N. Abrams © 2010
Illustrators Doug Kennedy
ISBN 9780810983977
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature
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