The Imaginary Garden Theodora loved her grandfather s old garden His new apartment s balcony is too windy and small for a garden But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared burst of creativity as Theo and her

  • Title: The Imaginary Garden
  • Author: Andrew Larsen Irene Luxbacher
  • ISBN: 9781554532797
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Theodora loved her grandfather s old garden His new apartment s balcony is too windy and small for a garden But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared burst of creativity as Theo and her Poppa decide to paint a new garden As they work side by side sowing seeds with brushes and paint a masterpiece begins to take shape that transforms the balcony into anTheodora loved her grandfather s old garden His new apartment s balcony is too windy and small for a garden But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared burst of creativity as Theo and her Poppa decide to paint a new garden As they work side by side sowing seeds with brushes and paint a masterpiece begins to take shape that transforms the balcony into an abundant garden When Poppa goes away on holiday, Theo helps nurture the garden and it begins to take on a life of its own This garden grows not from soil but from love, imagination and creativity Readers will marvel at each stage of this fertile garden as it grows from seed to full flower, revealing the power of art to enrich our lives.

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    1. I don't know if I am being curmudgeonly here, but I find The Imaginary Garden just barely adequate, and not all that truly special (the story is definitely sweet and the illustrations bright and expressive, but it certainly does not wow me as it seems to have wowed many others). I guess for me, the whole concept of a painted and imaginary garden on the balcony because the latter is supposedly too windy for real flowers, for a real garden, kind of defeats the entire purpose of gardening. And woul [...]

    2. This is a lovely story about a grandfather and his granddaughter and their bond. When Theo’s grandfather Poppa moves to an apartment building from a house, Theo desperately misses the gardening they used to do together. But Poppa and Theo find a way to continue their gardening activity, without using actual flowers or other plants. What they come up with is an ingenious way of making the best of the situation.I appreciated that there are mini lessons here about how to draw and mix colors, but [...]

    3. 4.5 STARS. One of my Canadian author/illustrator finds (they live in Toronto where, says the author, "stories grow very well"--love that!) This is a touching and imaginative story about the bond between a grandfather and his granddaughter, about making the best of less-than-perfect situations, and about a love of art and gardening. Theo and Poppa always loved sitting in his garden at his old house, but when he moves to an apartment there is no room for a garden on the balcony. So, they get a big [...]

    4. So sweet! Little Theodora loves to spend time in her Poppa's garden, sitting under the maple tree and talking with Poppa about all of the different flowers but when Poppa moves into an apartment building with a very windy balcony unsuitable for flowers, they must come up with a new way to create a garden.According to the author bio this story was based on real events in his family's life and since the author lives in Toronto, I can imagine how it came about! Great story for children who live in [...]

    5. I really enjoyed Irene Luxbacher's whimsical and bold ink and collage illustrations. The story was also interesting as day by day Theo and Poppa paint a garden on the large canvas Poppa bought. And when Poppa goes on vacation, Theo gets to use her imagination to finish painting the garden. There is an interesting illustration of the apartment building, all in black and white, except for the bit of color where garden canvas can be seen on one of the balconies. Andrew Larsen was also adept at show [...]

    6. When Grandpa moves to the city and has to live in an apartment, he no longer has room for a garden. Theo misses his grandfather's old house and garden in the country. The only room in his grandpa's new apartment for a garden is a small balcony. Instead of planting a garden Grandpa buys a large canvas and with their imagination they paint a garden. The story is creative and the illustrations look like someone actually used a paintbrush to color them. Children might see this book as a solution to [...]

    7. By far, one of my favorite children's books that I have read. I love the creativity that children have if they do not have a lot of money. Creativity is key. It made me feel that I was actually in the garden planting flowers, and sitting in the chair. The cover did not give any details, although the title did but not in a way I thought it was going to be.

    8. When her beloved grandfather moves from his beautiful house to an apartment, both he and Theo miss gardening. Together they create an "imaginary" garden by painting on the balcony.

    9. Hi Everyone!I have finally read the "Imaginary Garden", written by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher.Before I get to my view, I feel that there are a few things you need to know about me. First, I am an artist. When I look at picture books it is the quality if the artwork that makes me pull out my wallet. If I feel the artwork is not that great, the story has to blow me away, before I would think of making a purchase. I admire illustrators like Arthur Racham, Norman Rockwell, and [...]

    10. When Poppa moves into an apartment, he leaves behind his big glorious garden. But Theo comes up with the idea of them having an imaginary garden instead of a real one. That way it will fit on his small balcony with ease. Poppa purchases a large canvas for them to paint on and a pair of matching gardening hats too. The two build the imaginary garden in the same way gardeners really do. They start with a wall, the blue sky and the rich earth. From there, they follow the seasons with crocuses and s [...]

    11. This is an entertaining and heartwarming story about the relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter. I love that they do not let obstacles get in the way of their favorite activity and instead find a creative way to continue it. The narrative is fairly short and would appeal to younger children. The illustrations are wonderful and really help to convey the way the 'imaginary garden' becomes real for them. We really enjoyed reading this book together. This book was selected as one of th [...]

    12. This reminds me so much of my life now. My 4-year-old granddaughter keeps asking how my “old” house is. Although I am only a half block from a park now, my former home was right on a park, and she grew up having such fun there and at the playground. This book mirrors that story when another little girl, Theo’s Poppa moved to an apartment and they could no longer talk about all the flowers grown there. This wonderful grandfather figures out something to take that garden’s place, thus the [...]

    13. I really enjoyed this book about Theo and Poppa. I loved the relationship Theo has with her grandpa. I love their artist creation of a garden and Theo's creativity and imagination to really put herself in the garden. I like how the illustrations of the patio were mostly black and white with a splash of color to draw your eye to Theo and Poppa, but the illustrations of their painted garden are colorful. I know that some feel that they should have tried harder to grow real plants, and I can see th [...]

    14. Such a great book to read as I notice small growing things begin to emerge in my flower beds. In The Imaginary Garden, Theo and Poppa enjoy passing the time of day sitting in his garden underneath a beautiful tree. But one day Poppa moves and there is no room for a garden in his new apartment. All is not lost, however, as Poppa teaches Theo to use her greatest gift, a glorious imagination. Children and adults alike will enjoy the imaginary garden that Theo and Poppa create, and who knows, perhap [...]

    15. Oh my gosh, I love this! I love the story, I love the sweet character relationships, I love the illustrations, I love the concept. I LOVE IT!Theo loves working in the garden with her Poppa. But when he moves from a house with a large garden to a small city apartment, they have to come up with some new ways to garden.

    16. 46 months - LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!!! What a fantastically creative story about painting a garden art and gardening you can't get a better combination. O enjoyed the book as well but maybe not quite as much as I did.

    17. I don't know how to rate so I put 5 stars because there are no wrong or weird ideas. When Theo and her Poppa create fake garden, I also enjoy all colors of flowers and others. The book is good to recognize some colors.

    18. I read this one on my iPad after finding it in my online library catalogue and thinking it looked interesting. I wasn't disappointed. What a charming and beautiful story of a man and his granddaughter creating an illustrated garden to make up for the real who he loses when he moves into an apartment. The ending is just divine. One to read outdoors in your own garden, real or not.

    19. Such a lovely story of a grandchild and grandfather. Beautiful illustrations and a realistic story.

    20. When Poppa moves from his house to an apartment, he and his granddaughter Theo have to say goodbye to his lovely garden. His new balcony does not offer much hope, until they hit on the idea of creating an imaginary garden. The potential of a giant, blank canvas beckons, and before spring is even in the air, Poppa and Theo are making plans. When the weather warms, Poppa gets out his paints and, working as a team, they mix and dab until they have created a brick wall backdrop, a rich, earthy brown [...]

    21. The Imaginary Garden is an incredibly heartwarming story about a little girl and her grandfather. Theo loved to plant in the garden at her grandfather's house, but when he moves to an apartment, she has to get creative with her gardening. I love this book because it shows an innovative way to problem solving, even it if it is just an imaginary solution. The imagery in this book is amazing, and the story truly comes to life on every single page. Reading about the relationship between Theo and her [...]

    22. Poppa moves to a new apartment and it brings his granddaughter, Theo's gardening to an end, so they grow an imaginary garden by painting one. hcplNote: Good Book for Grandparents DayMany families in the United States observe National Grandparents Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. This day honors grandparents.Theodora loved her grandfather's old garden. His new apartment's balcony is too windy and small for a garden. But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared bur [...]

    23. Title: The Imaginary Garden Author: Andrew Larsen Illustrated by: Irene Luxbacher Genre: Picture book, contemporary fiction Age Level: P Date: 2009. Theo missed her poppa’s old house with a garden. He moved into a new apartment and doesn't have a garden. Theo suggests that they make a pretend garden on the balcony because it was too windy for a real one. On Saturday they painted a canvas. They had matching hats on and began to paint a stone wall and a bed soil. On Monday, they went back into t [...]

    24. This book had great potential, but it missed the mark with me. I admit I am a gardener and an adult so perhaps this will be better accepted by a child. I liked the story by Andrew Larsen and the close relationship Theo had with her grandfather Poppa. I liked the fact that the illustrator, Irene Luxbacher, sketched the outside world in black and white with Theo, Poppa, and their garden in color. But what I couldn't accept was the mention of crocus stems and crocuses that looked like tulips! It ma [...]

    25. Theo is blessed to have a very special relationship with her grandfather, Poppa. When Poppa moves into an apartment, they decide to create an imaginary garden on his balcony. The first Saturday of spring is marked by the arrival of a giant, blank canvas. Before long, Poppa and Theo have created a long stone wall and beautiful blue sky. Soon they have added beautiful spring flowers to their masterpiece. When Poppa leaves for a holiday, Theo worries about tending their special garden by herself. W [...]

    26. A children's book created with multimedia images. The plot covers a young granddaughter bonding with her grandfather while they create a plastic garden of their own. The book uses the text along with the images to show kids how art can be created including the mixing of prime colors. When Poppa leaves on holiday little Theo is responsible for maintaining the garden in his absence. She is nervous is she will be able to keep the garden while he is gone, but when she is ready she completes the gard [...]

    27. Theo loved to visit her grandfather's house, especially his garden. But when he moves into a new apartment, there is no garden. So they decide to create an imaginary garden, painting and planning, even before spring. Then they take their artistic talents to the balcony, making a stone wall, bed of soil, and blue sky to begin. The imaginary garden "grows" -- waking up after winter, beginning to bloom, changing as the months go by. I love the relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, the [...]

    28. This is a really cute story about a girl whose grandfather moves from a house to an apartment. She misses the large garden he used to have, so they decide to paint an imaginary garden instead. They mix colors and follow the seasons. This would be a good classroom read for art, nature, or grandparent themes. It's a bit long for storytime but would work for older kids.The illustration style is unique, though it isn't my favorite. The outline is sketchy with only pieces painted in. It looks almost [...]

    29. A young girl is disappointed with her grandfather’s new apartment because it doesn’t have a garden. The girl decides to have an imaginary garden she and her poppa can create together.The Imaginary Garden is much more than a gorgeously illustrated picture book. It is the touching intergenerational story of a young girl and her grandfather. It’s also a lesson in adaptation, ingenuity and resourcefulness. Young Theo blossoms just as her flowers do on canvas. This is a lovely story meant to be [...]

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