Katie is growing up, just not as fast as her parents would like. “She’s always chasing butterflies,” says her mom. “She’s not keeping up with her class,” says her dad. Then one day Grandma Rose shows them something special in her garden, a new rosebud.
“Inside each one is a flower that will bloom someday,” Grandma Rose explains. “I can’t make them bloom. They will bloom when they’re ready…just like children.”
This simple tale of acceptance and respect honors children everywhere. The charming animal characters sprinkled throughout the book make this story fun as well as enlightening.