A new book from Sonya Hartnett is always something to anticipate and celebrate. Blue Flower is no exception. Hartnett is a superbly lyrical writer and when she bends her considerable talent to picture books the affect is especially delightful. Evans has done a masterful job of supporting this beautifully written text with his whimsical illustrations and soft, muted palette.
What we have in Blue Flower is a gift to those children who feel different, the quiet, thoughtful children who yearn to understand themselves and the world around them and chafe against the established structures of a daily school routine. A magical accomplishment from one of our finest writers. 5 stars. Review submitted by Tye.