Teacher’s Statement: ” It is an inspiration to me as I experience growth as a teacher, while I watch the children flourish as excited readers. Little Flower has POWER!”
__Mrs. Johnie Pettiford, North Carolina. Pictured below with students.
Librarian’s Review: I love Little Flower! I’m trying to remember If I’ve ever felt this strongly, this quickly about a character. She has taken me back to my fifth grade year.. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed just looking at Bailey Hines!
‘Funny how people just appreciate flowers and don’t care about size, shape, color or anything else about them. People care about that stuff though, when it comes to other people.”
There on the second page Little Flower speaks the truth with insights that no ten year old should have to recognize. For me, she set the hook and I could hardly wait to find out how she handled this wisdom.
The conversational tone of this first person narrative leaves me feeling that in four (4) chapters, with eighty seven (87) pages, a friend has been periodically updating me on her life. The author has taught important life lessons in a style that is so appealing it takes a while to realize that is exactly what has happened. Closing the cover of the book leaves me wanting more.. Wonder where I could find Little Flower’s phone number?
Chesterfield County (SC) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Little Flower® encompasses many aspects of art, and actually uses various art forms to teach literacy in several content areas. The art + literacy combination makes Little Flower a dynamic learning tool for youngsters. Apart from sparking a love for reading and unleashing creative talent, Little Flower empowers children to reach for their full potential and helps them develop both critical thinking and communication skills as they face the 21st century challenges of bullying, low self-esteem, fear of academic failure, and discrimination.
(Pictured above) Little Flower COO, Attorney Asa Bell, Jr. attends a school vendors event.
Reader Reviews: Where Little Flower Got Her Power – A Little Flower Novelette Book 1
This book is about Little Flower learning to get power over things that she has learned in her life. She also learned about Civil Rights and segregation. She talked about her hobbies such as, painting and growing flowers. Little Flower has learned a lot of things in her life and the lessons make her stronger. Little Flower made me feel encouraged by her adventures. In the book, I liked the part about Little Flower and the chili bowl the most. I learned that there is always a challenge in life. I want to share this book with my family because they could learn something. Little Flower got her power from the people in her life and it made her strong. — Nyla
This book is about a little girl named, Flori Alicia Bell. Because someone gives you a name, it doesn’t mean that it is the best name for you. Flori made up her mind that she wanted to be called “Little Flower”. I loved this book and it excited me because Little Flower is unique in her own little way. Her father was a pastor and her mother, a first grade teacher. I learned from this book that anyone can find power in little places. I would encourage my friends to read it because I learned a lot from it. Little Flower got her power from her father since he was her role model. — Brenre
This Little Flower book makes me feel positive about myself. She always encouraged herself whenever no one else did. It makes me feel like I can do the same. What I like about this story is how she was always able to talk to her mom about things. I also like when she went to school in chapter five, when she loved to sing and music. I would encourage my friends to read this book because it is a good book. I think all kids should have a chance to read this book so that it would also help them to encourage themselves. Little Flower got her power from Civil Rights. This title means to me, that you have strength in yourself and you can use it. — Taliyah
Yeadon Library Books Club, Yeadon, PA enjoy reading Little Flower
Prettiest Pearls Book Club Members in Houston, Texas enjoy reading Little Flower
Little Flower® products are ideal for individuals, groups, organizations and professionals seeking to motivate, encourage and develop creativity in children, including:
- School Systems
- Afterschool Programs
- Charter Schools
- Church (Vacation Bible School, Youth Ministry, Arts and Theatre Ministry)
- Christian Schools
- Community Organizations
- Community Theatre
- Library Systems
- Child Therapists
To view and listen to
Mrs. Pettiford’s Little Flower®
Summer Reading Program at HOLLA!
HOLLA! Summer Readers in Morven, NC enjoy reading Little Flower
The Little Flower Winter Literacy Camp at Forest Hills High School ( 2016)
The Little Flower Winter Literacy Camp facilitators adapted Little Flower® Curriculum for 9th graders and when discussions about Little Flower’s life turn into small group therapy, we knew that it was meant to be. Great success!