Our children...shall they dream of flowers? Of ideas, generous, ripe, and transformative? If so, consider this hopeful tale, told through spare text and lyrical illustrations: Pedestrians go by a dilapidated house every day, too busy to give it any consideration. A unique fellow comes along, though, and imagines what it must have originally been like. Dazzled by the possibilities of restoration, he begins working on his vision. Bit by bit, the home regains its charm. People start to take notice, especially the kindred few who join his efforts. What had been crumbling and grey now bursts of light and color and flowers. To bring about such positive change, the book questions, "What is a bit of work, a bit of grime?"