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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Look carefully. There may be a gem in your garden.
For nearly four decades, watercolorist Holly Hobbie has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. During one especially hard winter, she found herself imagining the story of a determined toad's spring journey. Her vivid depiction of this endearing creature's glorious yet fragile world is a sparkling celebration of survival and renewal. From the muddy brown road outside a farmhouse to the sweet-smelling garden to the cool lily pads in the pond, readers will feel their senses rejuvenated by Holly Hobbie's gemlike, detailed paintings in this nearly wordless work.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Using the framing device of a letter exchange between grandmother and granddaughter - perhaps this was a real exchange between author/artist Holly Hobbie and her own granddaughter? - this mostly ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

How does Holly Hobbie do it? She somehow is able to tell the story of a toad in a way that is both beautiful and fresh and charming without edging into cutesy or preciousness. This wordless book ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books as well as Fanny, Fanny and Annabelle, and Everything but the Horse. She has also written an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.

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