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By: Matt Terry

The Boastful Pansy

Pages: 28 Ratings: 5.0
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In a beautiful English country garden, all manner of plants and flowers grow peacefully in their flower beds. The winter sunshine beams brightly, but the tall, tall fence that surrounds the garden blocks almost every ray of light from reaching the ground – well, almost every ray. 

One very proud golden winter pansy stands in the only sliver of light that reaches the flower bed, and oh, how it boasts to the others. This pansy needs to be taught a lesson in humility and the very seasons themselves help the pansy to realise the error of its ways.

Matt Terry was born and raised in Nottingham, England, where he currently works as a primary school teacher. He found his love of writing from the children’s literature he taught from, creating ideas for his own stories. Inspired by the underlying morals and messages often found in children’s work and with a personal love of rhyme, his own writing style was born. Matt is still teaching and thoroughly enjoys being able to reach out and impact children’s lives through his work.

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  • The Murden family

    The book is beautifully presented, even the page numbers are flowers, and the story highlights important morals and messages to children.

    The characters in the story are different flowers and the expressions in the illustrations really compliment the story on every page. The detail of the illustrations are perfect, our youngest spotted the shadows of the plants and flowers almost immediately and recognised when the flowers were sad and when they were happy.

    The story is written in the format of a four lined stanza, using an unbounded rhyme scheme.

    The story not only encourages children to think of others feelings before speaking or thinking about their behaviour before acting, it also educates them about the change in seasons and which time of year particular flowers are at their best. Flowers are so important, not only to give us the pleasure of colour in our garden, but for bees and insects to thrive and survive.

    It was an absolute delight to hear the story read for the first time and we have read it every night since. Each time we read it we look for different things to find in the illustrations.

    We would highly recommend reading this book.

    This is a new author, please read and support their talent.

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