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Where does MOST of the story take place?
in a park
on a farm
in a garden
What happens at the beginning of the story?
Mommy draws funny pictures on pieces of paper.
The girl helps her mother start a garden.
The neighbors eat vegetable soup.
When she first sees the little green stems growing in her garden, how does the girl feel?
When the author writes "Up and down the street grew rainbows of flowers," what does she mean?
The flowers are bright and colorful.
The flowers only open after it rains.
The flowers reach high into the sky.
Which sentence from the story is a clue that the girl is a hard worker?
"I rushed over to the neightbors' gardens to see if theirs had grown."
"I helped my mother plant the seeds, and we dragged the hose from the garden."
I saw the neighbors standing on their porches with their eyes closed, smelling the sky."
At first, why doesn't the girl like her vegetable garden?
She hates vegetables.
She knows that the plants will not grow.
She thinks it looks all dark green and ugly.
How can Mommy BEST be described?
She isn't friendly.
She likes to share.
She always shows off.
How can you tell that Mommy is a good gardener?
Her plants make a lot of delicious vegetables.
She uses more water than other gardeners.
She knows the names of the plants in Chinese.
What happens after Mommy and the girl pick the vegetables?
They sell the vegetables.
Mommy makes a yummy soup.
They decide to plant only flowers.
At the end of the story, why do the neighbors start planting vegetables next to their flowers?
They want to have a better garden than mommy.
They want vegetables to make Mommy's special soup.
They don't want Mommy to feel badly about her ugly garden.