With so much bullying in the world – not just in our schools – it is refreshing to see a book that celebrates the importance of you. What could be more giving than the words, You have a space here and You are Welcome here
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.
When you take the time to open a book, you never know just what you might get. It seems like a simple story on friendship but then you’re delighted to discover it is more than that. It’s about middle graders who put others ahead of themselves, it’s about reaching out to the community to give back, and dynamics between people. It’s also about the journey of self and discovering all that you have to give is so much more than you ever imagined.