This Funny and Genuine Picture Book Helps Children Conquer Comparison


A spare and laugh-out-loud funny picture book about appreciating what you have and learning to grow with the help of friends!

An Australian shepherd thinks he has the most special flower in the world. He loves the way it smells and how soft it is and how the petals tickle his nose. But one by one, more dogs show up with flowers that seem to be even more special than his! A humongous sunflower with a bejeweled pot? A plant that can survive in the desert? How could his little flower compete against those? But when he accidentally destroys his flower, this pup learns that just because other flowers are special doesn’t mean his can’t be too. 


“In spare text, broken into color-coded speech bubbles, Hudson deftly explores the feelings of jealousy and frustration that often ensue when we compare ourselves to others . . . The anthropomorphic dogs cut hilarious figures in the watercolor-and–colored pencil artwork . . . A gentle reminder that there are more important things than aspiring to being the best.” 


“Hudson’s delicate watercolor and colored pencil art populates a sunny green meadow with exceedingly expressive pups . . . The mix of sly and silly, which captures the dynamics of a visually detailed dog community and includes a couple of late-arc gags, is just right to elicit laughs.” 

—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Published by Dial Books
 32 Pages 3-7 years ISBN 9780593323342

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