~ Gianni Rodari,

Italian writer, teacher, lyricist

"Per fare tutto, ci vuole un fiore."  ​​To make everything it takes a flower.



"An enchanting blend of words and images that will kindle a child's imagination and touch the hearts of grown-up readers -- especially if their roots stretch back to a family garden. In recounting the steps of growing tomatoes (the pomodori of the title), this story captures the magical love that brings generations together to nurture and celebrate the cycle of life. The whimsical illustrations evoke an Italy that lives on in cherished memories. A charming book that makes the soul smile!"  

- Dianne Hales, Author; La Bella Lingua, and Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered​