The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes (Flying Eye Books)

3b4762f32b6d504e9f279474dfa2078e-w204@1xWelcome to the magical oversized world of ‘The Little Gardener‘ by the picture book wonder that is Emily Hughes.

“There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least he felt he was).” – Flying Eye Books

11392839_10153307638745446_7758833784944395821_nA gently unfurling story, we follow the thimble-sized ‘Little Gardener’ on his long, arduous journey to tend his garden.

But with worms as big as he and no help, the garden starts to wither and die. If only someone could come to his aid. One night after another long day in his garden, he made a wish.

But would anyone hear his tiny voice?


They did not hear his plea, but they did see a flourishing scarlet zinnia, which would be his saving grace. As two children come to his rescue and restore his garden to its former glory.

Proving that tenacity, persistence and hard work does indeed pay off, this book will offer an understated life lesson for a younger audience.

gardenyWith rich, intricate illustrations and warm, earthy tones you can’t help but get lost in the detail of each spread.

Hughes has a magical way of drawing you into every page.

Another quality offering from those clever peeps at Flying Eye Books.


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