The Secret Sky Garden
This is a great next book if your reader likes..
Beautiful illustrations that have masses of detail with meaning beyond the written story.
Caring for the local environment and thinking about how green spaces in built-up cities are important.
Stories about caring, dedication, and friendship.
Thinking about how you can turn disused places into something useful.
Reading about how hard work and commitment can be rewarding.
The line and Watercolour illustrations are astounding as they tell so much of the story. They portray the hope and blinkered determination that children can have against the backdrop of decay and ruin. If the written narrative had delved into how bleak the old disused car park was, it would have taken away the optimistic beauty that Funni brings.
Blurb Funni loves the old, disused car park and spends a lot of time there flying her kite and playing her recorder. But something is missing. Definitely, so Funni decides to create a garden in the neglected space and after weeks of careful nurture, her garden in the sky takes shape. One day, a little boy, Zoo, spots the square of colour amongst the grey from an incoming flight and decides to try to find it. And slowly, not only do Funni's flowers bloom, but a very special friendship blossoms too.