Lenny in the Garden by Ken Wilson-Max


Lenny in the Garden by Ken Wilson-Max

Lenny is in the garden with Mummy. While Mummy does some gardening, Lenny plays along. This simple and endearing story of parent and child sharing an everyday activity is perfect for reading with young toddlers. It has been created by a well-respected and successful author and illustrator of children's books and introduces a hugely appealing character.


They are also helpful to have in early years settings because they promote cultural diversity. ... resilient, child friendly, thick card books are ideal for early readers beginning to use picture cues as a strategy for reading. Early Years Educator The book's simple and uncluttered pictures make it great for reading together and also for encouraging older babies to point to Lenny, his mummy and all the things he finds in the garden. Although this is not a board book, the strong paper pages with stood a fair amount of pulling and battering surprisingly well so recommended for impatient readers. Carousel Clearly written and follows a simple pattern of questions and answers throughout. This makes the story easy for young children to follow, join in with and predict - they can even create their own pages in the book! The illustrations are bright and eye-catching and could promote a discussion about what types of minibeasts can be found in the garden and where they are most likely to be found. A charming eye-catching book. Nursery Education

About the Author

Ken Wilson-Max was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. He studied art in Harare, Zimbabwe before coming to England where he studied Design and Print Planning at the London College of Printing. He worked as a designer in both London and Zimbabwe. Ken has worked at Orchard Books and the BBC as a children's book designer and was Assistant Art Director at David Bennett Books. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer. He is the creator of several award-winning books.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

14th May 2009



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