Wildflower is a beautifully-told about the power of loving yourself and celebrating differences. It’s the story of a daisy who is told she is ‘just a weed’ and wants to find her place in the garden. Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun, when Rose tells her that she’s only a weed.
‘What’s a weed?’ Daisy asks. Weeds are not planted on purpose she is told, and only get in the way. Soon Daisy compares herself to other plants in the garden: she isn’t tall like Sunflower, nor sweet like Strawberry. Nor fragrant like Rose. Daisy worries that Rose may be right – and that she is a weed after all.
Until a strange and beautiful plant offers Daisy a different perspective. Maybe Daisy can choose her own purpose? And why do others get to decide who she is? This sweet empowering story is the perfect gift to teach young children self-compassion and confidence, and that everyone has something special about them. The importance of loving yourself, exactly as you are.
about the author
Melanie Brown has worked as an elementary school teacher and interior designer, and lives in Vancouver, Canada.