There's a Hole in My Garden by James Stewart
I need to send a copy of There's a Hole in My Garden to my sister. When she was young, she was convinced that hot dogs and hamburgers grew on trees. She even promised our dad that she would do extra chores and work extra hard if he would plant hot dog and hamburger trees in the back yard. Sadly, the trees never happened.
James Stewart has taken this notion of a childhood dream and created an imaginative picture book about plants, and holes, and wishes.
One blustery January day, a young boy discovers a tiny hole in the garden. It's just big enough for a marble. He surmises that maybe if he plants his favorite marble into the hole. a marble tree will grow.
Thus, the tale begins. Each month the hole is a bit bigger. Each month he deposits a successively larger item into the hole. Everything from a piece of candy, to his favorite toy robot are planted with the hope that a candy tree or robot tree will grown.