Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson
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Sidewalk Flowers 路边花 by JonArno Lawson

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A wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her device-distracted father pays her little attention in a big city. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter in this pulsating mystery we call life - the homeless man sleeping on a park bench, the sparrow having completed its earthly hours, the neighbour’s dog and, finally, her mother’s and brothers’ hair. 

In the final scene, the little girl tucks a wildflower behind her ear, in the same gesture with which her father holds his device, and looks up to the sky — a subtle, lyrical reminder that we each have a choice in what to hold to our ear and our mind’s eye: a flower or a phone.

"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.

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness and a great reminder for parents about the importance of being there to smell the flowers.

Measurements: 22.8 x 22.4 x 0.6 cm.

Suitable for 3-6 little tots.


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