How does your garden grow? Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it hard to wait for her flowers to grow, but she spends the time creating her own flower book. Soon she has a garden full of sunflowers and invites all of her friends for cakes and punch and a story amongst the flowers.
Lola is a beloved character that continues to shine for young readers. Her curiosity and love of books is infectious. Parents and children love sharing Lola's stories.
Rosalind Beardshaw's beautiful illustrations highlight Lola's close-knit family and how they use stories and books to interact with their world. Lola's brightly colored and growing garden is the perfect surrounding for this bright little girl.
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Standard shipping: For orders within Metro Manila, please expect your packages within 2 to 4 working days upon order and payment confirmation. For orders outside of Metro Manila, allow 5 to 12 working days upon order and payment confirmation.
Express shipping: This same-day or next-day shipping option is available if your shipping address is in Metro Manila and you want your books delivered fast! It costs Php 250 and the cut-off for orders and payments for same-day shipping is at 11:00 AM, working days only. If you ordered and paid past 11:00 AM with this shipping method, we promise that you will get your order on the next working day. (This does not apply to weekends and non-working holidays.)
Local delivery: This option is available if your shipping address is within a 1.5-km radius of our warehouse & HQ (Dear Books, Unit H1, 69 C. Raymundo Ave, Pasig, 1609 Metro Manila). This means we can deliver to you for free and on foot!
Local pickup: This option is for when you want to personally be the one to pick up or book the on-demand courier for your order! The pickup location is at our warehouse & HQ (Dear Books, Unit H1, 69 C. Raymundo Ave, Pasig, 1609 Metro Manila), and can be availed from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM only. Your order will usually be ready in 1 to 2 working days and you will be notified via email when your order is ready to be picked up! Kindly practice proper social distancing and be ready with your order number when you visit.
In case you missed it, we have new features for your gift-giving needs!
Gift Message:When you want a personal, handwritten touch. On the product pages of our bookstore, you will now see a checkbox that asks if "Is this a gift?". If you tick that box, a form will appear that will ask for the "To" and "From" names that our team will write on a card for your order! There will also be a section for an optional short message so you can further personalize your present.
Ship to Multiple Addresses:When there are too many gifts to give. If you're sending gifts to kids and families in different shipping addresses, you can now ship them all in one checkout. You won't have to worry about delivering everything yourself, we will do the work for you! Just check the "Ship to Multiple Addresses" option on your cart page, input all the necessary shipping information, and we're good to go! Free shipping still applies per shipping address with cart values over Php 2,000.
Express Shipping:When you're a bit late and need that order ASAP. This same-day or next-day shipping option is available if your shipping address is in Metro Manila and you want your books delivered fast! It costs Php 250 and the cut-off for orders and payments for same-day shipping is at 11:00 AM, working days only. If you ordered and paid past 11:00 AM with this shipping method, we promise that you will get your order on the next working day. (This does not apply to weekends and non-working holidays.)