Emily Green’s Garden is a beautiful example of a child opening adult’s eyes to curiosity, newness and using their imagination. The contrast of their very perfect beginnings to letting go creatively saw faces that beamed with an infectious joy and the community bustling on the streets, playing happily.
Each time I meet an author I am really inspired by their creativity and talent. What inspires me most about Judith is that she clearly gets great joy from her work, and this is evident when she talks about it and shares it with others.
if we were
deep in the jungle
where butterflies drift
and jaguars prowl
where parakeets squawk
and wild monkeys howl…
I find this book particularly endearing and recognise that it would make a lovely one on one story session with a children and a good way to celebrate Christmas.
Who would have thought that the Easter Bunny would get his knickers in a knot and be so jealous of Santa Clause? I know, I was surprised too, I have always thought of them as being the cheeriest best of friends, living in harmony, and enjoying the celebrations of each other’s jobs.
Ho! Ho! Ho! There is a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake, dancing, sitting on a Christmas tree and making a list for Santa. Hazel Edwards delights us with the imagination of a child and the celebration of Christmas.