Izzy's new neighbor is a bit of a grump--though they are both botanically inclined. When the neighbor discovers unwanted flowers--again and again--in his precious rose garden, he bids Izzy to take them away. Izzy does--and uses the blooms to brighten someone else's day. Before long, the town is bursting with Izzy's flowers. The grumpy neighbor doesn't see the fuss. "They're JUST FLOWERS!" he yells. "Just flowers" that brought joy and color to everyone in town. Can Izzy finally get that neighbor to accept the bloom of friendship? Back matter includes a seek-and-find and information on the flowers mentioned in the book.
Author: Erin Dealey
Erin Dealey’s original career goal was Olympic Gold Medal tetherball player. When that didn’t pan out, she became a teacher, theater director, playwright, actor, mom, and author. Her Sleeping Bear Press books include Just Flowers, Christmas Ahoy, Snow Globe Wishes (A 2023 Anna Dewdney Read-Together honor book), K is for Kindergarten, and Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol. She lives in northern California with her husband and welcomes any opportunity to connect with young writers & readers around the world. You can find her online at erindealey.com and on social media as @ErinDealey.
Illustrator: Kate Cosgrove