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Jun 18 2014

Flower Power by Yvette Poshoglian

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Ella and Olivia series. Scholastic Australia, 2014. ISBN 9781743620533.
Recommended for 5-6 year old girls. Ella and Olivia are sisters and best friends. Ella is seven years old and Olivia is five-and-a-half years old, they live with their mum, dad, brother Max and puppy Bob. At school, both girls enjoy gardening lessons and planting in the vegetable beds. Ella and her family decide to build a garden bed in the backyard. Olivia wants to grow flowers but Ella only wants to plant vegetables. Ella's bossiness and Olivia's jealousy result in the garden not being looked after and Olivia learns about the consequences of not watering the garden. Responsibility, sharing and caring are themes in this junior novel.
This popular series by Yvette Poshoglian is written for young girls who are beginning to read chapter books. They are written in a simple, engaging way with relatable characters. The extremely large font and line drawings add to the fun of the story.
Rhyllis Bignell

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