The Secret Sky Garden
Funni loves hearing the planes and watching the sights from the abandoned airport car park, but she feels that something is missing. Over the course of the book, she transforms the abandoned area into a beautiful garden and with it, discovers a new friend. A wonderful story sharing the impact small actions can make on a community and on ourselves and one that could be used to encourage children to value and consider how to improve their own environment. Illustrator Fiona Lumbers uses colour and layout cleverly to chart the transformation from urban desolation to a sumptuous explosion of nature.
See also: Errol's Garden (97817862808480) Child's Play, £6.99
The Seeds of Friendship by Michael Foreman (9781406365900), Walker, £7.99
The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton (9781849766890), Tate, £6.99