Fort Worth author depicts maturity similar to plants’ life cycle in new children’s book

FORT WORTH, Texas — Author Laura W. Eckroat relates the growth of man to the life cycle of plants in her new kids’ book, “Daisy: A Life Cycle Series.” This educational book is set for nationwide release this week.

“Daisy: A Life Cycle Series” uses the senses and emotions of humans to convey the life cycle of a plant from flower to seed dormancy to rebirth or germination of the plant. The sensations, which Daisy relates in the story, bring a colorful connection between the reader and the stages of a growing plant, cycling through its growth and maturity. This gentle story also reflects on the life-death-life cycle that all living things go through. The stages are accurately relayed through the descriptive feelings of the plant.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Eckroat, who is an elementary school teacher, is the author of “The Life of Bud,” a 2010 North Texas Book Festival winner; and “Went Out to Get a Donut — Came Home With a Muffin,” a 2013 Texas Association of Authors winner. Her other published books include “A Simpler Time” and Muffin’s second adventure, “What’s in the Corner? A Muffin ‘Tail.’” The author also lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband, Steven, and her two rescued dogs — Muffin and Shadow.

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