24 August 2010

Noah’s Garden

by Mo Johnson and illustrated by Annabelle Josse

Walker Books. Australian, Picture Book. Hardback rrp $27.95

Guest Reviewer Jo Burnell

Noah’s Garden is full of wonders. Tigers, camels and pirates jostle with seaplanes and helicopters, but someone is missing the fun. Noah’s little sister hasn’t seen the swings or the fountain. Noah wonders if she ever will. He makes the biggest wish he can and plays on in the little paradise that lets his imagination run wild.

Annabelle’s creation of the different parts of Noah’s garden always hints at where he plays. Doctors are never far away, so where is Jessica? Can you put the clues together and discover where Noah’s garden hides?

A place of healing between the pages.

The importance of leafy refuges for siblings of the sick has never been made so clear.


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