Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We've just enjoyed a long weekend here in Canada and besides celebrating Queen Victoria, this weekend is also the unofficial "start planting" weekend. I know, it may seem a bit late to some southern friends, but it is the first weekend we can trust (usually) that the frost is out of the ground for good.

To celebrate the planting and blossoming season, here is a bouquet of covers.

by Peggy Collins (Apple Sauce Press, 2009)

by Linda Glaser, cut paper illustrations by Susan Swan
(Millbrook Press, 2002)

Can't you just feel the mud between your toes on this next one?
by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Lauren Stringer
(Sandpiper, 2001)

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
(Groundwood Books, 2011)

(Red Wagon Books, 2003)

Here's to more sunny days in the garden. Let us know how your gardens grow.


  1. Deirdre, I love all these covers--bright and blossoming. But I just want to comment on MUD: gooey and squishy with rubber boots... ucky and mucky, right? But look how ELEGANT the font is! What a choice they have for dirty, dripping, jagged fonts... but no. It's script, flowing, rounded, and so pretty. What an excellent contrast!

  2. Love MUD. Love it. The book cover's not bad either.