Lawn to Lawn

Not everyone loves lawn ornaments. But Pearl was different. Pearl was their friend—the only human who knew they were real.

So when Pearl’s family moves and (shockingly!) leaves their pink flamingo, deer, gnome, and lawn jockey behind, Flo, Betty, Norm, and Jack know what they must do. They must find Pearl no matter how long and perilous the journey.

Through cities and suburbs, over mountains and through swamps, the ornaments make their dangerous way. They survive storms and menacing gargoyles. They get directions from weather vanes and other statuary. And always, always, they must avoid the dreaded trash truck!

In this hysterical and quirky tale of toys-come-to-life, Dan Yaccarino reminds us that home is where the heart is and that no journey is too difficult when it leads to the one you love.


From the Hardcover edition.

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By Jennifer (Bremerton, WA) · March 29, 2011
The story is sweet if not spectacular, but the very mid-century modern illustrations and design are to die for. ...more
By Cecilia · ★★★☆☆ · December 17, 2010
The illustrations are what we have grown to expect from Yaccarino, bright, crisp and beautyful! The story, that of lawn ornaments left behind after their owners' "move-up" from the countryside to "Ritzy Estates" is full of exciting adventures, until they are finaly reunited with young Pearl (who... ...more
By Jennie · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 30, 2014
This book is awful. No character introduction, plot holes, inconsistencies. Yuck. ...more
By Loren (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · January 22, 2010
Why I did NOT like this book (I am a huge Dan Yaccarino fan)so I wanted to like this book! The illustration style is classic Yaccarino but his classic style simplicity is lost in this book. My favorite pages are the endflaps and title page for after that there is way too much going on and it is h... ...more
By Peacegal (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · February 05, 2015
Cute, retro illustrations explore the secret lives of lawn ornaments! ...more
By Sarah (Minneapolis, MN) · ★★★☆☆ · December 13, 2014
Story arc a bit rushed-montage without much build to climax
Fun illustration
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By Michelle (Plymouth, MI) · ★★★☆☆ · April 01, 2015
I could use this in a travel theme or friendship theme storytime ...more
By Carol · ★★★☆☆ · October 25, 2011
The lawn ornaments in Pearl's yard are devastated when the family moves and they are left behind. Only Pearl knows the decorations are real. The pink flamingo, deer, jockey and garden gnome decide to follow a map they found in the driveway until they are reunited with Pearl. Danger lurks around e... ...more
By Nancy Jo (Aubrey, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · May 19, 2011
I read some of the other reviews of this book because I really wanted to like this one. I agree with some of the other rewiers that while this book has a great story idea, lawn ornaments who get left behind in a move and set out to find their owners.

The story though was just not great. Certainly... ...more
By Cassie (Lansing, MI) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 17, 2010
I really wanted to love this book. Normally I can find something funny or enjoyable in most any picture book... but alas, I came up empty with Lawn to Lawn. The idea sounded very amusing, yet it simply didn't work. I couldn't understand why Pearl would leave the much loved yard ornaments behind w... ...more