The Plant Sitter
A boy takes on a job as the neighborhood plant sitter, much to his parents’ dismay.
Gene Zion (of Harry the Dirty Dog) teams up with illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham on this tale of a young boy named Tommy who adopts all his neighbors’ plants as summer babysitting charges. Every room in his family’s house—even the bathroom and the kitchen—is soon filled with plants, large and small. The living room starts to resemble a jungle, the kitchen—the woods. Tommy is overjoyed by the abundance of plants, considering their enormous growth a testament to his success. His father is less excited. But, eventually Tommy and his dad find a solution that pleases everyone.