Mommy’s Little Sunflowers by Angela McAllister is an adorable children’s story about two mice who are brothers. Scurry comes home from school one day dressed as a sunflower, with his own sunflower seed to plant for his mom. Scurry wakes up in the morning to find that his seed is missing! He follows a trail of crumbs out of the house and finds that his younger brother, Scamp, has eaten his seed! A Blackbird that is flying nearby hears the two mice’s conversation and tells the boys that they can find more sunflowers down along the lane. The mice take off to collect more seeds. Along the way Scamp sees many yellow flowers that look like sunflowers, but Scurry tells him they are not quite what they are looking for and they keep going. The brothers finally find the sunflowers they are looking for but then quickly realize they are too short to get up on top of the flowers. They come upon a friendly cow who lifts them up onto the tops of the flowers and the boys are amazed at the big field of sunflowers before them. They relax on top of the flower and begin munching on seeds. When their bellies are full they gather up some seeds to take home and plant for mother. They plant the seeds right when they get home. Later that night, Scamp grows impatient and becomes upset that the flower hasn’t grown yet. Mother explains to Scamp that flowers take time to grow and that they need lots of sun and rain. Scurry gets an idea to try and cheer Scamp up. He takes his little brother inside and they make an outfit just like the one Scurry wore home from school. The boys run out to surprise their mother, who loves her little sunflowers.
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Mommy's Little Sunflowers by Angela McAllister
ISBN: 9781589251540, unpaged, fully illustrated
Children's Picture Books