What an amazing, uplifting book! The whole story feels alive, full of energy and happiness.
We see Jasmine, her sister, and her dad going out into the garden which is springing into life after the winter. It is a joyous exploration of nature to be found in your own back garden. Birds, insects, plants, puddles! How fun it is to be outside and help with the digging!
There is a lot to be learnt from this book too, not only in the fictional story at the start of the book, where we find out about plants, light, pollen and insects, lifecycles and habitats, but also in the following non-fiction section which contains further explanations about spring, seasons, plants, trees, insects, hibernation, climate change and how you can help.
Alongside the beautiful illustrations, this book is an ode to waking up with nature, enjoying it, helping it, and being mindful for the future.
Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures for the e-arc.
Pub Date 16 Mar 2021. Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures. Author: Sean Taylor & Alex Morss. Illustrator: Cinyee Chiu