- ISBN: 978-1-78856-166-2
- Age Group: 5 years plus
- Author: Ruth Owen
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32
- Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm
- Curriculum Links: Animals, Living things and their habitats, Non-fiction reading, Plants, Science
In the middle of the big city, there was a tired, ugly place that made Mr. Green feel very sad. . . . So begins this uplifting and charming story of the magic that can happen when young people, older people and plants come together. As Mr. Green grows his garden in an abandoned, forlorn space in the city, the following themes are explored: How plants grow, including vegetables; Creating places for wildlife; Rebuilding ecosystems; The importance of planting trees; How soil is a living thing that must be nurtured; Encouraging friendships across the generations; Discovering how enjoying nature and being outdoors is good for our mental health.
Customer review: “Brilliant and engaging illustrations and a lovelystroyline that gently addresses loss in a sensitive and uplifting way.” Emily Mallion, East Sussex.