In Enzo's Splendid Garden by Patricia PolaccoIn Enzo's Splendid Garden by Patricia Polacco

In Enzo's Splendid Garden

byPatricia Polacco

Hardcover | April 14, 1997

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This is the bee that stopped on a tree in Enzo's splendid gardens. . . .

And that's how this rollicking adventure from Patricia Polacco begins. A boy drops his book when he takes a good look at that very bee. Then a waiter, who'd just turned around, trips on the book and tips his tray--otherwise he'd have had a good day!

Before you know it, the ladies have spilled their tea; chef Enzo has toppled the spaghetti, chasing his cat, whose name is Lettie. Dishes are hitting the floor; patrons are dashing out the door. Oh, if it weren't for that mischievous bee, there in Enzo's splendid garden!

In this amusing romp, author-artist Patricia Polacco introduces us to her husband, Enzo, who cooks the best spaghetti in Oakland, California (at least when he's not chasing the cat). A whimsical cumulative tale that is a treat to read aloud.

Follow the trail of mishaps that happen--all because of a silly old bee!
"I was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1944. Soon after my birth I lived in Williamston, Michigan and then moved onto my grandparents farm in Union City, Michigan."I lived on the farm with my mom and Grandparents until 1949. That is when my Babushka (my grandmother) died and we prepared to move away from Michigan. I must say that living o...
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Title:In Enzo's Splendid GardenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.3 × 9 × 0.4 inPublished:April 14, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399231072

ISBN - 13:9780399231070

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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In master storyteller Patricia Polacco's latest tale, an innocent bee stops on a tree in Enzo's Italian restaurant. When a small boy turns to look--and drops his favorite book--the chaos begins! Polacco uses her rich and colorful art to complement this wild and spirited cumulative romp through Enzo's, her husband's Italian restaurant