Friday, May 20, 2011

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou

Not new (2001) but this time of year, as another school year starts to wind down and also given the political and public out cry against teachers (hey, I live in is BAD), I thought this was appropriate. Every year Mrs. Spitzer waits for Mr. Merrick to bring her a packet of "seeds", Once the packet has been delivered, Mrs. Sptizer starts to work, armed with her tools. She plants, waters, cares for, tends to, etc. those seeds and eventually they begin to grow. Some grow quickly. Some take more time and more attention to grow. It is because Mrs. Sptizer is such a talented, caring, and educated "gardner" that her plats bloom. Definitely a tear jerkers. Everyone has a "Mrs. Spitzer" that helped them "bloom".

Story: 4 Buckeye Leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye Leaves

1 comment:

Reading with Mrs. Horne said...

Did you know an Upper Arlington teacher wrote this. (You probabky did being from Ohio) I did not know it until I worked at the UAPL my first summer in Ohio. And one of the streets in the book is the main street name in UA.