Monday, December 14, 2009

A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman

I just finished processing and reading a new book, which I have to add to the spirited girls list:

"I declare, Emmy," said Gramma. "That mimosa tree is a lot like you. Stubborn and strong and a little bit wild."

Too cute! Emmy is my kind of girl, arguing with the florist that clovers and dandelions are pretty, so why shouldn't they be sold, too? She knows what she wants, and she isn't going to let anyone else's opinion stand in her way. Fortunately, she has very wise parents and a grandmother to stand behind her.


  1. My daughter loves this book and we planted a maple tree for her to hug.

  2. How fun! We just bought a new place and were thinking about doing that with our kids, but I'm afraid the local wildlife are too fond of tender baby trees.