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Fall is here and Kate is determined to save her flowers from the winter cold. Mom shows her how to scoop the flowers out of the ground, transplant them into pots, and give them water. Kate pots a couple flowers . . . and then some more...and a few more. With Mom distracted on the phone, Kate has filled the house with flowers, but Dad's sneezes mean the flowers have to go! Kate realizes she needs to find a new place for her flowers to spend the winter, but where?
'Saving Kate's Flowers' by Cindy Sommer' , illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein is a charming story of young bunny Kate's ambitious venture to save the garden flowers from dying in the winter cold. Kate and her mom come up with a creative solution that enriches and pleases the bunny's neighbors in this beautifully illustrated story accompanied by helpful botanical aids for young readers and gardeners. - Dorothy Campbell, FGC NY State Master Horticulture Judge
Frosty nights will be with us soon so it's the right time to decide which flowers should be brought in for the winter. If you are keen on saving them all you will enjoy reading Saving Kate's Flowers about a family of rabbits whose daughter Kate decides the whole flower garden must be potted and brought in. -Vermont Country Sampler
"Saving Kate's Flowers" is a gentle, touching story about the gift of blooms and ongoing life in the garden in the eyes of a child. -Midwest Book Review
"To save her flowers from winter cold, young rabbit Kate digs up annuals to take inside. In her enthusiasm, she pots too many, but she finds a solution: give the extras to neighbor animals (though some of their homes don't look especially cold-proof). The flower-filled pages are inviting, and Kate may inspire readers to rescue their own flowers. Four pages of facts and activities appended." - Horn Book Guide