My Love For You Is Like A Garden Book Tour & Giveaway

I’m beyond thrilled to be taking part in the My Love For You Is Like A Garden Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!

My Love For You Is Like A Garden

Written and Illustrated by Laura Smetana

Picture Book

38 Pages

Ages 0+

Flying Cardinal Press

ISBN-13: 9781737140962

With bright, watercolor collages, My Love for You Is Like a Garden celebrates unconditional love with vibrant garden scenes that will delight fans of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Perfect for baby showers, bedtime read-alouds, or anyone you love!Say “I love you” with this charming picture book families will love reading together over and over again.

Bold, colorful illustrations of flowers, butterflies, and animals will inspire readers of all ages to explore the natural world⁠—and maybe even plant their own garden. Children will delight in finding ladybugs hidden throughout, and a glossary provides the names of each plant and animal featured. A beautiful book to share with a child, parent, or anyone who means the world to you!

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What a work of art! A love letter so sweet and profound. There are so many different ways to tell someone you love them and Laura did just that. The watercolor artwork was stunning and fit the narrative to perfection. I enjoyed the way the words flowed around the pictures, it just brought the book alive. The color palette used portrayed a gorgeous spring garden. Not only a children’s book, I’ll be proudly displaying this beauty on my coffee table. I loved this book and know many others will feel the same!!

About The Author

Laura Smetana is the author and illustrator of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, a joyful picture book that celebrates unconditional love with bold, watercolor collages of garden scenes. She is also the author of Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer’s & Dementia (illustrated by Elisabete B. P. de Moraes), which was winner of a Northern Lights Book Award, and Little Squiggle’s Lake Adventure, which she co-authored with her son, Stirling Hebda.

When she isn’t writing or painting, Laura can be found talking to kids at school author visits, gardening in her sunhat, and spending time with her family outdoors. Laura lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and son. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild.

Visit her online at and @SmetanaLaura on Twitter.

Enter for a chance to win a glorious garden-themed grand prize, including a hardcover copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, autographed by Laura Smetana!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A cotton tote bag filled with:

  • A hardcover copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, signed by author & illustrator Laura Smetana
  • 4 oz of tea from Adagio Teas
  • A bar of Italian rose soap
  • Cherry blossom & tea rose hand lotion- Sunflower & ladybug garden stake
  • A 12-piece colored pencil set
  • A mini sketchbook with elastic closure band
  • 5 blank cards & envelopes featuring art from My Love for You is Like a Garden

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, signed by author & illustrator Laura Smetana

Enter Giveaway Here

Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and Laura for my gifted copy! You can grab a copy for yourself below!

Amazon ~ Bookshop ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Authors Website

A Friends and Family Offer

If you’ve already purchased a copy of My Love for You Is Like a Garden, head on over to Laura Smetana’s website to receive two free downloadable 8×10 watercolor collage art prints:

  • Print 1 – My love for you is like a garden
  • Print 2 – My love for you flows freely

Everyone can also go download a free activity kit ⬇️

Activity Kit

I want to thank you so much for coming by today, I hope you all have a wonderful day!!


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