Author/Illustrator: Linda Wolfsgruber Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2011, originally published by Verlag Jungbrunnen, Wien, 2009 Ages: 4 and up Themes: names, feminine names, flowers Opening:Flora, Florica, Kukka, Lore, Hana and Zvetana mean flower. Flowers are born in the spring. Summary: (from my library catalog) Presents an illustrated look at names for flowers in several languages that are used as personal names for girls.
I like this book because: of it’s simplistic, dainty yet powerful beauty, and I’ve always ghad a fascination for name origins. I once found one for mine that I really liked: thick-haired.
Resources/activities: make paper flowers; ‘draw’ with thread – with or without a sewing machine; look up the origin of your own name; create a new name for yourself or a pet.
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