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Thursday 23 February 2017

Review: That's Not a Daffodil

When Mr Yilmaz gives Tom a daffodil bulb, the two embark on a journey not only of discovery, but curiosity, laughter and imagination.

Tom doesn't see a daffodil in the many stages of the bulb's growth but he does see a desert, green fingers and a street light, among other things. When a simple accident threatens the daffodil's survival, Mr Yilmaz and Tom join forces to ensure its rescue.

That's not a daffodil is a delightful tale about nurturing a plant from bulb to flower but it's also a story of patience, attention to detail and growing relationships. It's the perfect preschooler introduction to gardening and likely to be a reread favourite, especially from autumn to winter, when daffodils do their magic.

Title: That's Not a Daffodil
Author/Illustrator: Elizabeth Honey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $14.99
Publication Date: 3 January 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925266269
For ages: 3 years +
Type: Picture Book