About Sidewalk Flowers

written by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustrated Book

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.

“Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith,Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

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