JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith (2015), Groundwood Books
A young girl in a red coat walks around town with her busy father. She notices beautiful flowers growing everywhere and begins to gather them, leaving them behind in unassuming places and with unsuspecting characters. The flowers—the only things that appear in color (other than the red coat)—bring beauty and light to everything they touch. As they continue their walking journey and the girl leaves her flower gifts behind, the neighborhood slowly transforms into a brightly-colored, re-energized space where neighbors wave, animals play, and her parents embrace in love. Sometimes it’s the small things that lead to big change.