The Three Sunflowers
Publisher: Publishing by the Seas
ISBN 10: 057806443X
ISBN 13: 978-0578064437
The Three Sunflowers has been honored with the following awards from Creative Child Magazine: 2013 Seal of Excellence for an Educational Storybook 2013 Preferred Choice Award for a Kids Storybook The Three Sunflowers tells of a turbulent day in the garden where a trio of sunflowers -- the tall, wise Gloria and young Solita and Sunny -- face unexpected and chaotic events they have no power to stop. Through it all, Gloria guides and reassures the youngsters and reminds them of the purpose of a sunflower’s life. After a dark night of uncertainty, the story concludes with a delightful surprise ending. This unique and inspiring book offers empowering messages of hope, courage and peace, with new perspectives for living in an unpredictable world.
From the Back Cover
"A timely tale with an inspiring and hopeful message."
Inga and Jack Canfield, Bestselling Author of The Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
"The Three Sunflowers is the first book I read to my students every year. It's a favorite we return to often. Children easily identify with the characters and learn how to find strength in difficult situations in and out of the classroom."
Michael Acton, Teacher, Santa Barbara, California
"For children experiencing loss, grief, and adversity, this beautiful lyrical book presents important messages of hope, gratitude and joy. It is also a wonderful tool for teaching descriptive writing, personification, and alliteration at the elementary grade levels."
Alix Seeple, Educator
"Learn the lessons of life from a sunflower who possesses all the wisdom of a Zen master. Beautiful watercolor illustrations help receive these teachings. The Three Sunflowers is a brilliant, clear, inspired work, and a treasure for young and old alike."
Paula Matthew, Award Winning Author of The Indigo Wizard: The Awakening Tales (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient)
"With enchanting artwork and delightful prose, The Three Sunflowers presents an enduring fable about hope and peace, straight out of the garden."
Niki Dewart, co-author of The Mother's Wisdom Deck
"Float into the dreaminess of the illustrations while experiencing an extraordinary day in the life of three courageous sunflowers. Great messages--well done!"
Deborah Hutchison, Founder, Gutsy Gals Inspire Me and Author of Put It in Writing!: Creating Agreements Between Family and Friends
"Expressing the love and wisdom of elders as teachers of peace, The Three Sunflowers has a depth beyond its outward sweetness. Grounded in the reassurance of the cycles of life and with a reminder to savor the present moment, this is a book to cherish and re-read, a meditation to share and generate peacefulness."
Nancy Black, syndicated columnist, Chicago Tribune
"As a teacher of children for more than 30 years, I have found The Three Sunflowers to be a refreshing and inspiring book introducing young readers to the life cycle of a sunflower. Descriptive language tells the tale of interrelationships within nature and ourselves. The sunflowers and other garden creatures embody universal emotions with reference to faith and a larger perspective on life. Detailed and precise watercolor paintings go well with the text. Great resource for parents and teachers!"
Wendy Kanter, Teacher & Co-Founder/Santa Barbara Charter School