This Spring a children’s book was published by author Rachel Lawston, called Finns Garden Friends. The book combines a great children story with some fantastic themes set around nature and animals and the joy they can bring in life. It's a hugely inspiring book that not only tells a story but shows children that nature is everywhere you look.
Nature loving Finn's life has been turned upside down by a move to the city.
But Grandpa has a surprise for him! By taking Finn to his allotment, he learns that nature is right there in the city, as he begins to take care of a hedgehog and befriends a fox.
Rich in detailed wildlife illustration, hedgehog and fox facts have their own dedicated pages.
I loved it!
This is a truly wonderful book for children. The story, which is beautifully told, really resonates with current themes such as protecting and looking after wildlife, as well as exploring and learning more about the outdoors. It’s centred around Finn and the time he spends with his grandad on an allotment where Finn discovers many things about nature and wildlife, including hedgehogs and foxes!
Not only is this a lovely story but the illustrations by Lia Visirin are beautiful. Rachel and Lia's talented work complement each other perfectly! The book is so bright, colourful and intricate, making it completely appealing for younger children.
I loved this book. The story is so engaging, as well as incredibly important. It shows that even if you don’t live in the countryside, there’s still so much nature around us just waiting to be discovered. Finns Garden Friends is definitely a children's book I’d book recommend, be it for home, primary school or a library. Children everywhere will love the story and learn so much from it.
For some it may even become their favourite read!
Learn more about the author and Finns world at https://rachellawston.com/
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