‘Out past the shallows, past the sandy-bottomed bays, comes the dark water – black and cold and roaring.’
Four reviews done in haiku, something a little different and a fun way to talk about a book. I am not normally a Haiku writer, it is just for a bit of fun. Enjoy!
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.
I can not tell you enough about the joy I felt when I opened this book for the first time. I felt warm inside, I smiled a huge smile and I knew instantly that this is one that I really want to share with children. It is something that they can really relate to, and adults too who might hold fond memories of jumping in puddles.
So before I get any older I plan on sharing this book with as many people as I can, which I hope inspires everyone to encourage children to be as free and whimsical in their imagination of what they want to be someday…or even today.
What I find incredible and something that is easily overlooked because my own childhood was filled with books and reading, is that for some children who are part of this program may have never owned their own book before.
Georgie was not exactly what you call clean…his mum had finally had enough and let him go. I remember finding the book very funny with the other people looking disgusted at Georgie and covering their children’s eyes, the many many dogs following him down the street and the flowers wilting as he sat next to them.