Chronicle Books Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
Chronicle Books Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

By Shawn Harris


Publication Date: May 4, 2021

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A Caldecott Honor Book


Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K

They All Saw a Cat meets The Wonderful Things You Will Be in this book that redefines what it means to be a flower, what it means to be a human—what it means to be alive.

Incandescent and groundbreaking, Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is a trailblazing, enchanting portrait of the vital relationship between childhood and nature.

In this deceptively simple, deeply profound story, one child experiences a flower with all five senses: from its color to its fragrance to the entire universe it evokes. Have You Ever Seen a Flower? takes readers on a journey of new perspectives. Looking at a flower teaches us to look at everything around us, to expand our perception, and to question what it means to see and be.

This book is a beautiful exploration of perception, the environment, and our humanity. Destined to be a future classic and a family favorite on shelves alongside Harold and the Purple Crayon and Where the Wild Things Are, Have You Ever Seen a Flower? will be a beloved picture book for many generations to come.

• STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES: With the universal theme of appreciating the world around us and searching for beauty, this book reminds readers young and old about the importance of valuing the world around us.

• MINDFULNESS: In simple, approachable, playful language, this book encourages readers to be completely present in every single detail of their every experience.

• WILL MAKE KIDS THINK: Perception and perspective, nature and environment, beauty, appreciation, imagination, and possibilities are just a few of the many themes in this book, making every read a new discovery.

• READ-ALOUD: This book is perfect for the lap, classroom, or library reading circle, with thought-provoking questions to be asked aloud throughout the book and themes that invite discussion and conversation at every reading level.

Perfect for:

• Anyone looking for a picture book that demonstrates the power of imagination and perspective

• Families looking for a lighthearted but deep read-aloud

• Design-minded families

• For fans of The Little Prince, The Giving Tree, Not a Box, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

• Booksellers looking for a profound and fun picture book that's also eye candy

• Teachers and librarians

• Nature-loving or outdoorsy families

About the Author

Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Half Moon Bay, California. His first picture book, Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers, was the recipient of seven starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of Dave Eggers's What Can a Citizen Do? and Colin Meloy's Everyone's Awake. This is his authorial debut.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

ISBN: 9781452182704

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