There can also never be enough books with such divine illustration. Ever. Never.
This beautiful book, on take-a-deep-breath uncoated paper, is just heavenly to look through. The story follows a young girl and her Nana as they potter in the garden through the seasons, discovering the microcosm that exists beneath the soil, creating the lusciousness that pops up above-ground for all to see.
This is not only a journey for the characters, it's a journey for the flora and fauna and for the reader, right through the year as we learn, via a gentle narrative, how the smallest of elements come together to create Mother Nature's splendour.One for nature lovers, illustration lovers and book lovers (ie: all kids).
Title: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
Author: Kate Messner
Illustrator: Christopher Silas Neal
Publisher: Chronicle, $27.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2015
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book