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Flora's Surprise Hardcover – March 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 260L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard; 1st Scholastic ed edition (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439455901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439455909
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,251,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-Flora, the youngest rabbit in the family, watches as her siblings do their spring planting. When her parents encourage her to participate, Flora decides to plant a brick in a pot so she can grow a house. Her family's flowers bloom and their vegetables are eaten, but to Flora's great disappointment and her family's gentle amusement, her brick remains a brick. In the cozy and satisfying conclusion, the family emerges from their burrow in spring and finds that Flora's brick has indeed become a house-a bird has chosen her pot to make a nest. Gliori's bright, cheerful, full-color watercolor-and-ink art fills the spreads with the lush abundance of spring, summer, and fall gardens. Each illustration is full of homey details that children will want to pore over. With a few lines of text per page, this story is perfect for sharing with groups or one-on-one. The ending will be as much a surprise for readers as it is for Flora. Brick solid!-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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About the Author

DEBI GLIORI has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Joyce Dunbar's Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big, along with her own No Matter What and Penguin Post. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kennedy19 on March 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This engaging picture book for preschool-grade K is one of Gliori's best. Flora rabbit and her older siblings go to work in the garden. While the siblings plant seeds for flowers and vegetables, Flora plants a brick in a flowerpot which she claims will blossom into a house, despite warnings to the contrary. When spring comes, the garden is all in bloom, and it turns out that Flora was right too - her flowerpot has a bird in a nest living on it! Kids will enjoy the gentle humor of this tale, and will identify with Flora having to stick up for herself when her elders dismiss her ideas. The garden pictures are warm and colorful too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Flora's Surprise! is a simple and charming full-color picturebook written and illustrated by Debi Gliori. Flora the rabbit and her family are all busy planting different things - but while the other rabbits plant seeds, Flora plants a brick and waits and waits for it to grow into a house. A twist ending complements this upbeat and confidently recommended picturebook story.
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By Linda g on May 29, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son loves all kinds of books and I thought this would be great for him and really liked it. thanks.
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By A. Salgado on December 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought Flora's Blanket for my daughter so I wanted to get another book from this author. She makes good,fun books for kids.
The copy I received was in better condition then I expected. Because under the description it said it was a paperback copy and the
copy I got was a hardcover. No problems with it at all everything was great. Thanks!
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