Do Not Rake Your Garden in a Party Dress


Preparation for a garden tea party turns into a breezy adventure in this springtime tale that teaches readers that things don’t always go as planned.


When you’ve invited your friends for a tea party at two,

pinned up your hair and polished your shoes,

planned the music, the seating, the menu just so . . .

Do not rake your garden in a party dress.

For if you do . . .

You may trade pretty and polished for wild, wet, and windswept, as depicted in Kelly Pousette’s whimsical and dimensional shadow-box illustrations.

SKU: 978-1-944903-85-5 Category:

Author's Bio

Aimée Bissonette’s picture books are inspired by her love of the outdoors and the Northwoods. She lives in Minnesota with her family.

Kelly Pousette is an illustrator and storyteller who experiments with both traditional and non-traditional techniques, often incorporating mixed media such as paper-cut pieces and shadow boxes to magical effect. Kelly lives in northern British Columbia with her husband and her very large dog, Clovis.

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 8 in
Written By

Aimée Bissonette

Illustrations By

Kelly Pousette

Number of Pages


Trim Size

8 x 12



Published On

March 2020


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