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Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith

tagged: parents, imagination & play
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list price: $14.99
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also available: Hardcover
published: Mar 2015
pages: 32
ISBN:9781554988556
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.

“Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

 

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

About the Authors

JonArno Lawson

JONARNO LAWSON’S internationally acclaimed picture book Sidewalk Flowers won the Governor General’s Literary Award and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, among many other accolades. He is a four-time winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children’s Poetry and the author of numerous books for children and adults. JonArno lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

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Sydney Smith

JONARNO LAWSON’S internationally acclaimed picture book Sidewalk Flowers won the Governor General’s Literary Award and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, among many other accolades. He is a four-time winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children’s Poetry and the author of numerous books for children and adults. JonArno lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Andersen Prize — Best Book With No Words
  • Commended, IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Commended, A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Winner, Michigan Library Association Mitten Award
  • Commended, USBBY Outstanding International Books
  • Commended, ALA Notable Children's Book
  • Short-listed, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Winner, National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Book Illustration
  • Commended, National Post Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year
  • Long-listed, Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
  • Commended, School Library Journal Best Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, Globe 100 Best Books
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Books
  • Winner, Booksource Scout Award, Favorite Picture Book
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
  • Winner, Cybils Award, Fiction Picture Book
  • Commended, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Recommended Book
  • Commended, Horn Book Fanfare
Editorial Reviews

A reminder that what looks like play can sometimes be a sacrament.

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Affecting, efficient, moving, kind. Lawson’s done the impossible. He wrote poetry into a book without a single word, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

— A Fuse #8 Production

Sidewalk Flowers wraps readers in kindness, tenderness, generosity and wonder.

— Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

An emotionally moving, visually delightful ode to the simple powers of observation and empathy. . . . A book to savor slowly and then revisit again and again.

— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

I’d give this book to anyone with a coffee table, in a household with or without children.

— New York Times

A poignant, wordless storyline . . . this ode to everyday beauty sings sweetly.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

A quiet, graceful book about the perspective-changing wonder of humble, everyday pleasures.

— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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