Undecided... 3.5 stars but I'll round it up.,
This review is from: The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Hardcover)
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What beautiful illustrations, and the setting (which seems to be the rustic, southern US)catches the imagination and gives it a tangy flavour - even the names, such as 'Rink Bowagon' are fun to say, in a pleasingly exotic way. Kind of 'Southern Gothic' for kids! I do agree, however, with the reviewers who found the theme a bit heavy-handed and the story unmemorable and a bit bland, in contrast to the illustrations. It's in keeping with (as I see it) an increasingly moralistic "all play nicely together" tone in children's books.