Petunia Brown

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 02/10/2020
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Author Biography

J de laVega is a writer living and working in southern California with her small family. She is the author of the middle grade novel Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters and the picture book Petunia Brown. She has been featured multiple times on the award nominated podcast Reading with Your Kids.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

One would never suspect the kind of adventures Petunia Brown has by looking at her. On Monday she traveled to outer space to watch the rockets in the flying comet race and she spent Tuesday building robots destined for Mars. Her Wednesday was filled with the research of scientific feats and Thursday she spent her time cooking spaghetti with meatballs and baked jelly beans for the queen. Friday she was busy trying to save a puppy, two kittens, and the yeti Lamaze. Saturday it rained and Petunia Brown could do nothing much. Sunday she stayed in and dreamed about how the next week would be for her.

Petunia Brown by J de LaVega is a fun and interactive book that will make young readers plan their week so that they can have adventure and excitement just like Petunia Brown. The illustrations make the story captivating and tangible. It is a good bedtime storybook and parents and grandparents will be able to help kids and grandkids plan their weekdays in advance and have fun. The author takes a simple theme and weaves an interesting and entertaining plot in an enjoyable and engaging way. Petunia Brown by J de LaVega is a good book for tutors to use for storytelling and read-aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries to encourage children to plan their week and make some of their adventures happen. It is an adorable story that will appeal to all youngsters, especially the ones going to preschool.

Amazon customer

My 4yr son and I adored Petunia’s daily adventures! Recommend to small children in school or daycare.
Great read! Thanks

Hannah Qizilbash

This was an easy and pleasant read with wonderful illustrations. My kids and I enjoyed the wonderful adventure of Petunia Brown.


Super cute story! The pictures were beautiful. The colors were vibrant. The story itself was very well written. Definately will recommend.


So cute. Love the watercolor pictures. My son already used it for his weekly reading challenge. Highly recommend! So Adorable!


I love that she’s into so much what an inspiration for both boys and girls... my son and I really enjoyed this book can’t wait to read more...


Love this book! Purchased for a 5 yr. old boy and he loves it. He loves the colorful artwork and story line. Highly recommended!