Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
“Stubborn and strong and a little bit wild.” Emmy wants a birthday gift that is just like her
Emmy loves trees, especially the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother’s pasture. So when Emmy decides she wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many garden stores don’t sell them. Emmy is crushed—until she discovers that the answer to her problem is growing right before her eyes!
Mary Ann Rodman’s joyful story will appeal to all who cherish a special dream, and help readers appreciate the natural world around them. Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss’s whimsical watercolor and collage illustrations capture Emmy’s exuberant personality and the story’s hopeful ending.
About the Author
Mary Ann Rodman, a former school media specialist, is the author of A Tree for Emmy and First Grade Stinks!. She has received both the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Outstanding New Picture Book Writer and the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She lives in Georgia.
Tatjana Mai-Wyss was born in Switzerland and grew up with her nose in a book. Today Tatjana has illustrated a number of picture books. She lives in South Carolina and works as a designer, teacher, and all-around creative.
"A lovely and joyous picture book that highlights overcoming obstacles with determination and patience; it also celebrates the importance of taking care of the environment."—School Library Journal