My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As reviewed by a Friend of the Library and co-head of the Bannville Ladies Auxillary, Betsy Farmer
Oh, my goodness gracious, this book is the cutest thing in the whole wide world of sports, y’all! It’s all about this little girl that plants flowers with her mama and calls them rainbows cause of all the colors! Can you believe it? I almost cried because it was just like the time my mom took me to the Wal-Mart garden center and left me there to shop for three whole days til they got tired of me naming all the flowers and took me home. They let me keep my rose bush, Petunia.
Speaking of names, let me tell you all the gardening lingo you can pick up from this little pint-sized masterpiece. Your kids will be excited to learn words like “rhizome” and “tulip” as well as all the colors of God’s rainbow! I mean, I guess they would, I don’t have kids myself on account of the tumors, but it’s just wonderful to look upon.
The art in the book is what some would call “minimalist.” At least that’s what we call it in my studio downtown (Happy Artifacts, 325 Second St, right in the heart of Bannville, MS, come and see our Daisy Nights exhibition next week!), and what they taught me in that art class I took down at the Polytechnic. All these pictures are just so colorful! Makes me wanna run through the sprinklers!
Why was it banned?
I don’t know why anyone would want to deprive themselves and others of such a magical text. Well, I guess if your mother was dead and all it might be upsetting, but then who would tell you to read it while she went in the other room and took her happy medicine? It’s always better to read than watch the devil’s box, that’s what my mama said. I guess there might be something in there with a gay agenda, too, but that’s just silly billy talk cause this is about gardening with your mama, not the wonderful feel of another woman’s skin pressed against yours after a late study session at the Polytechnic. Um, I might need to pray about this book.
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