Mrs. Spitzer is a wise teacher who knows many things. She knows about gardens. She knows about children. She knows how similar they are, and how both will flourish if tended lovingly. There are many remarkable teachers like Mrs. Spitzer in the world, and Edith Pattou's simple, moving story along with Tricia Tusa's inspired, whimsical illustrations celebrate all they do, year after year, to help our children grow and blossom.
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This is a truly amazing book that students will absolutely love! Whether you are a relative/guardian or teacher, this book is must-have! My students are drawn in with both the amazing illustrations and wonderful story. Older students will immediately begin to grasp the symbolism between Mrs. Spitzer's garden and the students she works with, while younger students will revel in the story and slowly begin to make the connection between the flowers and the students as the book ends and discussion begins. The same connection can be made between a relative/guardian raising a child.