Learning to read

Learning to read

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Footpath Flowers

By JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Published by Walker


Price £7.99
Publisher Walker

In this wordless picture book, a girl traverses the town beside her father. Most of the pictures are in shades of sepia but bright spots of colour draw our attention – the red splash of the girl’s coat and the wild flowers that she finds in all sorts of spaces. She puts the flowers she retrieves in places that reveal her thoughtfulness and caring. As their journey towards home progresses the colour in their world increases. A story that shows how children notice many small details and make connections that adults ignore.