Hi everyone! I have a WONDERFUL book to share with you today. I absolutely love this book! It’s a story about Dog who feels he has everything he needs in his blue suitcase. One morning, he wakes up to find Mouse sleeping next to him on his suitcase. Dog says this won’t do, and Mouse promises to leave after he sees what’s in Dog’s suitcase; this leads to sharing, and then a fun game. After Mouse is gone, Dog feels like something is missing in his life and sets off to find what it could be. He bumps into Mouse who helps him discover that he was missing his friend all along. It’s just so adorable! It’s a gentle tale of friendship with beautiful illustrations that will delight both young and old. I hope you find time to enjoy this book, happy reading!
I feel like I stumbled on a secret treasure with this book! The Night Gardener is the debut novel from Eric and Terry Fan, real life brothers. This story takes place in a dull world on Grimloch Lane that gets transformed by a magic gardener who works at night. Over the course of a few days, trees are turned into works of art, and the community begins to change for the better. No one has ever seen the night gardener, except for a boy named William, who has a chance meeting with the night gardener. The two work together and the boy’s life is never the same. I really encourage you to read this book. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed, and brings the lovely story to life. I highly recommend The Night Gardener! Happy reading!
Happy Friday! Today I want to share with you The Extraordinary Gardener. It is a gentle, sweet book both written and uniquely illustrated by Sam Boughton. This story is about a boy named Joe, who lives in a world of gray. Joe loves to go into his imaginary world filled with vivid color, plants and unique animals. Joe gets an idea and decides to plant a seed, water and care for it. One day, it blooms and changes the world he lives in. My kids and I really enjoyed this story. I hope you give it a chance and it finds it’s way into your home. I’m sure you’ll like it! Enjoy!