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That's Not a Daffodil! (Paperback)

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 When Tom's neighbor Mr. Yilmaz gives him a brown bulb, Tom can't believe it will flower. "That's not a daffodil!" says Tom. "Well," says the old gardener. "Let's plant it and see." Tom plays a game of imagination as the daffodil bulb given to him by his kindly neighbor grows first into a green beak, then turns into a rocket, and finally into a trumpet of gold. A satisfying tale, playful repetition, and building anticipation will make children request this story again and again.

About the Author

Elizabeth Honey is the author of Don't Pat the Wombat!, Fiddleback, The Moon in the Man, Not a Nibble, and Remote Man.

Praise For…

"The artwork, done in muted colors, is simple and soft and shows the child’s imagination as he watches each stage of the bulb’s growth. The relationship between the exuberant boy and his encouraging neighbor is a delight as they care for the plant. . . . A charming story, beautifully illustrated." —School Library Journal starred review

"While the growing plant provides the structure for this quiet picture book, the comfortable, cross-generational camaraderie adds another dimension to the story. Australian writer and illustrator Honey matches the simply written text with paintings that bring a potentially static story line to life with pleasingly varied compositions and subtly drawn features and gestures that reveal the characters’ emotions. A welcome addition to read-aloud collections, this connects with picture books encouraging imagination as well as those on plants and gardens." —Booklist Online

Short-listed Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award for Young Children 2012 AU

Runner-up CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood, 2012 2012 AU

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925266269
ISBN-10: 1925266265
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Pages: 32