Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness

Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness

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From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.
Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers. Lala waters the plants every day, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod.

Lala's wild nature and quiet compassion enchant in this evergreen story about the power of kind words and the magic of being loved for who you are.

Title:Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
ISBN:9781338648232
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    Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    With the suspension of the Goodreads Choice 2021 Picture Book category, I was of mixed feelings; first, my family yearly rates all the nominees, but we had in recent years been less impressed with the...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    Wonderful book about kindness in action - beautiful art....

  • Deborah

    Lala is a ball of energy much to the dismay of her mother. While exploring her urban neighborhood, she nurtures plants and expresses her love showing how a little kindness can make greenery grow. I lo...

  • Mary

    I am so impressed by the images in this story and they almost speak more than the brief words.  Using only shades of green, black, and yellow, the drawings are perfectly paired with the captions.  T...

  • Elizabeth

    Lala is an energetic burst of yellow on the page and in the story. The heat of summer has stilled the city and frayed mom’s nerves. Constantly in trouble for her “rough” ways— she is messy and...

  • Panda Incognito

    The illustrations are great, but the mother's abrupt change of heart at the end doesn't satisfy me. She never apologizes for her unkind words, and even though she begins to speak in a positive way to ...

  • Barbara

    This picture book by a promising debut author/illustrator is a 3.5 for me. Using a muted palette of primarily gray shades except for touches of yellow and green that grow over the course of the story,...

  • Jennifer

    I received an ARC courtesy of Orchard Books/Scholastic in exchange for my honest review.Absolutely lovely. I love the message of spreading kindness and the muted color palette was surprisingly engagin...

  • Peacegal

    This is a sweetly magical book. Lala loves plants, and she loves best of all to visit the foliage growing in the vacant lot near her apartment. When Lala's mom forbids her from "playing the dirt and w...

  • Laura

    Message may be confused with Jack and the Beanstalk, and "meh" art.ARC provided by publisher....