Thu 30 Dec 2010
Her family has a big one, and Lorelei has planted carrots, picked pumpkins and helped weed lots of times.
So she was happy to read Mortimer’s First Garden (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2009) written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Dan Andreasen.
The book features Mortimer, a mouse who thinks seeds are just for eating, until he hears talk about a garden.
Mortimer isn’t sure his last seed will grow, and he really wants to eat it, but he plants it and then watches the ground hopefully. But nothing happens. Will a sunflower sprout? Or did Mortimer make a big mistake?
Let’s ask today’s guest reviewer, Lorelei.
Today’s reviewer: Lorelei
Things I like: Playing sports like soccer, running and eating French Fries.
This book was about: A mouse named Mortimer. He planted one of his sunflower seeds. It rained and rained for a few days and God said he should wait two times. He waited, and a sunflower grew.
I laughed when: Mortimer finally saw the yellow part of the flower.
I was worried when: I thought the flower wouldn’t grow.
This book taught me: You have to wait for your plant to grow.
Three words that best describe this book are: “Mortimer.” “Seeds.” “Flowers.”
My favorite line or phrase in this book is: The cover. Mortimer’s name is in yellow, and it stands out.
Other kids reading this book should watch for: When they see the big letters on “Green” and “Yellow” and when the spider sneaks in. I think he’s going to be Mortimer’s friend.
You should read this book because: It teaches you a lot.
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This is Wilson’s second book about Mortimer. Her first was Mortimer’s Christmas Manger.