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Little Flower / Gloria Rand ; illustrated by R.W. Alley.

Rand, Gloria. (Author).
Book Book (2002.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002.
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  • ISBN: 080506480X (hc : alk. paper) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: When Miss Pearl falls and breaks her hip, her potbellied pig Little Flower goes for help.
Authors: Alley, R. W. (Robert W.), (ill.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 March 2002
    Ages 3-6. Little Flower, old Miss Pearl's pet potbelly pig, can do one trick: she can play dead. When Miss Pearl falls in the kitchen and can't get up, Little Flower tries to bring help, without success. Finally, she plays dead in the middle of the road, brings the car to a screeching halt, and draws the driver to the house to rescue Miss Pearl. The neighbors all help care for Little Flower, who pines for Miss Pearl while she is in the hospital. The story ends, a bit unexpectedly, just before Miss Pearl's return, with Little Flower cheered up by the neighbors' attention, appreciation, and party preparations. Children will find plenty to entertain them in a book that is illustrated with Alley's cheerful ink drawings and brightened with colorful washes that offer plenty of expressive faces and interesting details to enjoy. The little pig is a sympathetic character for young children, who are also eager to help. ((Reviewed March 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 February #3
    A porcine pet named Little Flower becomes a big hero in this upbeat and poignant tale inspired by a real-life incident. Miss Pearl adores her talented and amiable potbellied pig, Little Flower. Even most of the neighbors are impressed when the pig masters the old trick "play dead." But Little Flower's penchant for keeling over saves the day when Miss Pearl falls inside her home and can't get up. The pig plays dead in the middle of the road until a driver stops and follows her up to Miss Pearl's house. Rand's (A Home for Spooky) straightforward text contains flashes of both humor and drama. As the action unfolds, young readers will instantly root for the determined and devoted Little Flower (and probably be amazed by her efforts). Alley's kicky ink-and-watercolor artwork captures the warmth of the bond between a proud pet owner and her beloved porcine companion. Lots of homey details kitschy soap dispensers, reading glasses, tea cups, a white picket fence and closely cropped lawns give Miss Pearl's place a cozy, lived-in look and make the neighborhood seem like a genuinely friendly place. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 August
    K-Gr 3-Plucky Little Flower, Miss Pearl's potbellied pig, knows how to play dead. Some of the neighbors are amused, but not the Highchews. When Miss Pearl falls and can't get up, Little Flower takes her act to the porch, the gate, and then to the middle of the street to get help for her friend and owner. She attracts the attention of a motorist and leads him to the woman, who is taken to the hospital. The Highchews have a change of heart or humor and help care for Little Flower. When the neighbors throw a party in honor of Miss Pearl's return home, they declare Little Flower a hero. Alley's colorful cartoon illustrations, full of whimsical detail and a variety of pig curios, suit the text delightfully. They flow from page to page with variety and verve, leaving ample white space. The community depicted is a mix of homey folks with a fitting range of ethnicities. Little Flower can stand proud.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Citation:

Rand, Gloria. "Little Flower." New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2002.

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