The Daffodils Still Grow is a touching story of one girl learning to cope with the loss of her mother. The sun still shines and she watches girls with their pretty braided hair (just like hers used to be), but her mother is gone and she can’t understand how life goes on as if nothing changed. Then one spring day, the daffodils her mother planted bloom and the girl is reminded of the many ways her mother is still with her.
I chose to read this book because I lost my mother when I was a child. The author, who draws on her own life experience, captures so well the many emotions children experience when a loved one passes away. It seems wise that Tidwell chose to handle this topic with a rhyming story, as the lyrical prose helps lighten the difficult subject matter.
The artwork in The Daffodils Still Grow is unique in that the fuzzy, intentionally out of focus design could easily symbolize the out of sorts feeling of a child dealing with loss. The colors are warm and inviting.
The best part of this book, for me, is the message of hope that it inspires by helping the reader to understand all is not lost when someone leaves this earth and that we can honor their memory in special ways.
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books (June 2, 2015)
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I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.