Love Grows

by Ruth Spiro

On Sale: 12/26/2023

Love Grows

by Ruth Spiro

illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

On Sale: 12/26/2023


About the Book

A delightful celebration of family, plants, and the boundlessness of love told in lively, poetic letters from aunt to niece with bright, irresistible illustrations!

Every month, an aunt mails a letter and a houseplant to her niece and . . . LOVE GROWS!

I'm sending this pothos, so while we're apart, you'll look at its leaves and know you're in my heart.

In the vein of We Are the Gardeners and Dear Girl, this beautiful story is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, graduation, and more! Young readers and gardeners will also love the sidebars on each spread with fun and informative facts about the plants.


Critical Praise

The combination of accurately depicted plants with occasional silly rhymes and loving endearments make for a delightful balance of education and fun. This book brims with both warmth and information. A sweet introduction to houseplants. — Kirkus Reviews

A picture book about the love between a niece and her aunt, told through a year’s worth of letters and gifts. The letters are told in rhyme and include feelings of familial love and plant care tips. — School Library Journal

Foliage proves the food of love for a child recipient in this epistolary primer on how to cultivate the spirit of Valentine’s Day any time of year. Spiro and Cummins tenderly vine a green-thumb vibe through every scene. — Publishers Weekly

Spiro's epistolary rhyming text makes for a delightful reading experience, and each delivery features a tag serving as identification and descriptor of the gifted plant. Splashy illustrations in gouache, colored pencil, and crayon have an appealing scribbly quality that feels casual and inviting. Sure to make a budding botanist out of any young reader. — Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063237742
  • ISBN 10: 0063237741
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 12/26/2023
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

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