It is a book to play games in, decorate, draw, use your imagination, connect the dots and count together; creating memories and looking back over the year and seeing how much you have changed together.
When the sadness and anxiety is getting too much, Dad tells Maya how her mum used the garden to shine a little light when her happiness was lost. “…Your mum knew that by the time the seeds had grown, these worries would have faded away. She called them her seeds of hope.”
With each of my Throwback Thursday books so far there have been fairly special memories attached to them and this one is no different.