A picture book by Melanie Brown, illustrated by Sara Gillingham.

Melanie Brown, illustrated by Sara Gillingham

Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun when Rose tells her that she's just a weed. What's a weed? Daisy asks. Weeds aren't planted on purpose, Rose explains, and they only get in the way. Soon Daisy compares herself to other plants in the garden: she isn't tall like Sunflower, nor sweet like Strawberry, nor fragrant like Rose.

Daisy worries that Rose might be right — that she is a weed after all — until a strange and beautiful plant offers Daisy a different perspective. Maybe Daisy can choose her own purpose! And why do others get to decide who she is? (From Greystone Kids)

Wildflower is for ages 3 to 8.

Melanie Brown has worked as both an elementary school teacher and an interior designer, who lives in Vancouver with her family and sweet silver labrador retriever named Rosie. Wildflower is her first book.

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than 25 titles for children, including How to Grow a FriendSnuggle the Baby, the Empowerment series, and the bestselling In My series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.

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