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.