Book Review
The Laughing Lavendar Field

Jarmuth, Troye (2004) The Laughing Lavendar Field: A Picture-Coloring Book. (Illustrator: Elaine Diedrich) (Editors: Rachel Bard, Michele Delli Gatti, and Audrey Owen ) ISBN: 0-9765731-0-5(24 pages) softcover US$5.00.

When sobbing baby lavender plants disturb the cat and the moles, the animals make a plan to put the babies back with their families.

Beguiling black and white illustrations support the gentle story, which contains more text than one would expect in a coloring book.

Although this is called a coloring book, the quality of the paper and the shading of the illustrations make it enjoyable simply as a read-aloud for young children.

As an added bonus, the last page includes information on three types of lavender, appropriate as the proceeds from the sales will go to www.sequimfoundation.org and www.lavenderfestival.com.


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