The Best Flower Ever! (Hardcover)

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By Neesha Hudson, Neesha Hudson (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

Neesha Hudson's latest picture book makes for a great family story time. It's a delightful picture book with a witty message about jealousy, told through dog gardeners. I was absolutely charmed by this one!

— Jen Steele


A spare and laugh-out-loud funny picture book about appreciating what you have and learning to grow with the help of friends

An Australian shepherd thinks he has the most special flower in the world. He loves the way it smells and how soft it is and how the petals tickle his nose. But one by one, more dogs show up with flowers that seem to be even more special than his! A humongous sunflower with a bejeweled pot? A plant that can survive in the desert? How could his little flower compete against those? But when he accidentally destroys his flower, this pup learns that just because other flowers are special doesn't mean his can't be too. 

About the Author

Neesha Hudson is a freelance author-illustrator living on the coast of Maine. She is delighted to spend most of her days drawing funny little characters and sipping black tea. She is the author-illustrator of Turtle in a Tree, and when not illustrating, Neesha enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children, two dogs, and four chickens.

Praise For…

"In spare text, broken into color-coded speech bubbles, Hudson deftly explores the
feelings of jealousy and frustration that often ensue when we compare ourselves to others . . . The anthropomorphic dogs cut hilarious figures in the watercolor-and–colored pencil artwork . . . A gentle reminder that there are more important things than aspiring to being the best." —Kirkus

"Hudson’s delicate watercolor and colored pencil art populates a sunny green meadow with exceedingly expressive pups . . . The mix of sly and silly, which captures the dynamics of a visually detailed dog community and includes a couple of late-arc gags, is just right to elicit laughs." —Publishers Weekly

"From competition and jealousy to care and cooperation, this story covers the range of reactions involved in ownership and loss. A delightful read that will keep youngsters searching for more details every time they open the book." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593323342
ISBN-10: 0593323343
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English