Watch Me Bloom

A Bouquet of Haiku Poems for Budding Naturalists

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Mindful haiku poems to help us rediscover our natural surroundings, without traveling too far from home.

Some flowers are the subject of nursery rhymes and childhood games while others help us celebrate love, remember our homelands or mark the passing seasons. These mindful haiku poems invite us to explore twenty-four flower species growing close to home, from wildflower meadows to urban window boxes.

The nature-themed follow up to My Mindful A to Zen, this gorgeous collection of poems teaches us that treating ourselves and our planet mindfully can also be a treat for the senses.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF042000, JNF037030, JNF022000
Dewey 811.6
Dimensions 10 x 10
Features Awards, Fast facts, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Krina Patel-Sage

Krina Patel-Sage is an illustrator, author, and designer. During her design career at a children’s publishing house, she developed a passion for creating innovative illustrated nonfiction. Her picture book Watch Me Bloom was named a 2024 NCTE Notable Book in Poetry.

Meet the Publisher: Lantana Publishing

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  • 2024 NCTE Notable Books in Poetry, Winner, 2024


Publishers Weekly

“Appropriately sunny illustrations feature figures of varying abilities, creeds, and skin tones making daisy chains with a caregiver, greeting neighbors, and playing outdoors in a work that’s likely to inspire many garden daydreams.”—Publishers Weekly


“Twenty-four mindful haiku about flowers that can be grown or found wild will delight young gardeners and naturalists. . . . The book’s overall effect encourages reflection and awareness of nature to benefit health.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A bright bouquet of poems, petals, and values.”—Kirkus Reviews