Sunday, June 24, 2012

World of Ink Book Tour: Porcupine's Seeds - Review & Giveaway


It is well documented on here that I do not have a green thumb.  I am so envious of others' ability to grow beautiful plants in their homes and gardens.  I just don't seem to possess the skill/talent.  The plans and flowers that we own better be pretty hardy!!  I have always been drawn to sunflowers.  They are at the top of the list of my favorite flowers.  I have yet to grow them though :)

The World of Ink Book Tour for June is Porcupine's Seeds, written by Viji K Chary and illustrated by Bridget McKenna.  This story is about Porcupine's wish to grow sunflowers in his garden like his friend Raccoon.  Raccoon gives his friend some seeds and explains to Porcupine that soil, sun, and water are all that are needed to make the sunflowers grow.  However, Porcupine experiences some trouble in his quest to grow the flowers.

More about the book:
Genre: Picture Book for kids
Illustrated by: Bridget McKenna
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9838018-4-9
Author website:

My thoughts about the book:
I know it's a children's story, but I could certainly relate to it!  Porcupine's Seeds is an adorable story that my children enjoyed as well.  After reading the story, my daughter and I discussed the fact that Porcupine worked so hard to follow all the steps, yet things went wrong along the way.  We talked about how some things are out of our control, but that things can work out alright in the end.  I wasn't expecting to have such a deep conversation with her, but it was a teachable moment that came at just the right time! 

More about the author:
Viji K Chary began writing stories in elementary school and now enjoys writing for both adults and children.  She loves to read, visit aquariums and watch movies.  She tries very hard to keep her thumbs and plants green but does not always succeed.  She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.  To read more about her work, visit

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*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  I received a free copy of the book for the purpose of this review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.
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  1. I love Gerber Daisies and I do not have a green thumb!!

  2. I love Daphne's. I'm ok with gardening when I'm not busy!

  3. Thank you, Kimberly for having me on your blog.



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