Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou (Ages 3-6)
Every year in September Mrs. Spitzer begins to tend her garden to ensure that all the small plants get a good start and grow up healthy. She knows that some plants are showy and some plants are shy, some need special attention and care, and others just sprout right up on their own. All year long Mrs. Spitzer tends her garden. When June arrives, she puts away her tools for the summer. Her daily calendar and plan book await new seedlings for the next year!
This is a delightful and sweet story from the author of young adult fantasy novels such as Fire and Hero’s Song. The analogy of the teacher as gardener and students as her plants makes for an endearing story that will bring a smile to any special teacher or little one in your life.
Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou; 2001; Harcourt Books; $9.95