The Munched-Up Flower Garden Join Liz, Dean, Sallie, Carolyn and Larry, The Troublesome Creek Kids, as they find trouble even when they aren't looking for it. Liz works all spring and summer to grow the best flower garden and is certain that she will win a blue ribbon for her trouble at the annual picnic. Trouble is, someone's goat found her garden and munched it up on the morning of the picnic. Liz cut loose with a squall that would knock your socks off. EEEEEEEEEEEEE! Troublesome Creek is living up to its name.
Illustrations by K. Michael Crawford. Hardback $16.95, Paperback $10.95.
Review: "The Munched-Up Flower Garden is the lively story of Liz Reilly and her seemingly endless attempts to build up an award winning garden for the Troublesome Creek Picnic. Carrying young readers through the tale of Lizzie and her young friends and rivals, The Munched-Up Flower Garden follows the young girl with her many efforts to maintain her garden despite relentless annoyances from goats, chickens, neighbors, and the evil Sallie Young. Original and entertaining, The Munched-Up Flower Garden is very highly recommended as an inspiring example of persistence, bravery, and spirit for all young readers." Small Press Bookwatch, July 2006
Review: "Liz Reilly wants to win first prize for her flower garden at the community
picnic. Sallie Young has won it for the last four years. Sallie comes
around every day to brag and generally try to get under Liz's skin, who
wisely keeps her mouth shut. The day of the picnic Liz discovers Sallie's
goat has destroyed her flower garden. This picture book teaches the importance of keeping one's temper and what goes around, comes around. We rated it four hearts." Heartland Reviews,
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