Four paw prints. In South Africa there are two sisters who own a flower shop. The flowers they specialized in were roses, and one year they decided they would share their roses with the world. They did this by designing a beautiful display that they would take to the big flower show in New York City. In September 2001 they took approximately 2,000 roses and their ideas to the other side of the world. But, when they arrived in New York they learned something terrible had happened just before they landed. Now, there was no flower show, no hotel rooms, and no way to get home. The sisters weren't sure what to do. Fortunately, all will end well for the sisters, even if the world as they knew it will never be the same. So, why do I like this book? This is an extremely good book that deals with 9/11. The story itself is NOT about 9/11, but the events on 9/11 directly affect the story. The pictures are simple and clear without being scary. And, the story deals with the important events that happened as a result of 9/11 without getting in to the specifics of some very serious topics that may not be appropriate for younger students. To learn more about 9/11, ask a parent or guardian to visit http://www.911memorial.org/ with you. Fic Win
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