Seven-year-old Marisol helps her Grandad make a garden. They plant vegetables, watermelon, and sunflowers for Grandad because their big black eyes with long yellow eyelashes make him happy. And he likes to eat the seeds! One day, when Grandad gives Marisol a bag of sunflower seeds to eat, she decides to plant them instead. The tender relationship between grandparent and grandchild is illuminated in this story. Children will sow and reap ideas of their own about ways to share a little joy, just as Marisol does with sunflowers.