(Sharon Lovejoy) has written these two splendid books for parents or grandparents or grownup friends to share with children. -- Children's Book Review, Summer 1995
Hollyhock Days is a book to read curled up in front of a warm fire on a cold day.... -- International Herb Association Newsletter, Portia Meares,
If television's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood had a visiting gardener, it would make perfect sense to cast Sharon Lovejoy.... -- Country America, March 1995
Lovejoy's book...tapped the tremendous longing people of all ages have to experience nature and to thrill...at its unending beauty.... -- The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, Jane Harriman, June 1995
The text is beautifully written and illustrated with delicate magical watercolor drawings. A treasure. Keep it up, Sharon. -- American Library Book Review, October 1995
From the Inside Flap
Gardening is fun, and it can also be funny-all you need is good soil, water, sunshine, seeds, and a sense of humor. "Hollyhock Days" will introduce kids and grown-ups alike to the joys of nature through interesting facts, memories, heartwarming stories, garden plans and porjects.
Being a gardener doesn't require fancy tools and a big yard, says the book's author, Sharon Lovejoy, whose favorite gardening tool is a big kitchen spoon borrowed from her mother. The simple hands-on projects in "Hollyhock Days" foster a renewed and childlike sense of the wonders to be found in everyone's backyard.
You'll learn how to have fun with carrots, create a hollyhock tent, tickle sunflowers, make a caterpillar cave, wash with a squash, and much, much more. Adorned with delightful illustrations by Sharon, this light hearted volume is the ideal companion to her other books.