This post was originally published on April 19, 2010.
Peter H. Reynolds is one of my all time favorite authors. His books always appear simple but supply BIG messages. Rose’s Garden takes the reader on a fantastical journey around the world with Rose and her vehicle of choice – a magical teapot. While on her travels, Rose gathers seed from each locale. She finally finds a special patch of land that needs a bit of color, but before she can begin the transformation process with the help of her seed collection, some hungry birds eat all but a few of her seeds. Determined to see her plan through, she plants her remaining seeds. Ultimately, her seeds coupled with some extra special flowers presented to Rose by the neighborhood children turn the barren patch of land into a beautiful garden. Rose’s Garden is a very sweet story that highlights the powers of faith and determination.