Illustrator: Anita Lobel
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Awards: Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Alison’s Zinnia combines flowers and friendship as children “wander” through an alphabetical garden. While common plants abound, such as roses and tulips, others – less well known – including lady’s slipper and jack-in-the-pulpit, are also introduced. Beautiful paintings accompany the text.
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 8