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My Love For You Is Like a Garden

Written & Illustrated by Laura Smetana


ISBN: 978-1737140962 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1737140979 (Paperback)

With bright, watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates unconditional love with vibrant garden scenes that will delight fans of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Perfect for baby showers, bedtime read-alouds, or anyone you love!

Say “I love you” with this charming picture book families will love reading together over and over again. Bold, colorful illustrations of flowers, butterflies, and animals will inspire readers of all ages to explore the natural world⁠—and maybe even plant their own garden.


Children will delight in finding ladybugs hidden throughout, and a glossary provides the names of each plant and animal featured. A beautiful book to share with a child, parent, or anyone who means the world to you!


★“Endearing, engaging text pairs well with gorgeously executed illustrations for a joyful read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Autographed copies available at Frugal Muse Books in Darien, IL, & Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL!

Printable Father's Day Card

My Love for You Is Like a Garden is the perfect way to share your love this Father's Day! To help you celebrate, I created this free printable card to go with the book. Simply print, fold on the lines, and color.

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Free Activity Kit

Keep the fun going—plant a seed, go on a scavenger hunt, make a collage—with this My Love for You Is Like a Garden Activity Kit! Inside you'll find coloring pages, collage art activities, a garden scavenger hunt,  word search, plant observation journal, and more!

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