Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.
An ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures, Footpath Flowers is a quiet but powerful testament to the joy that children can find in ordinary things and the mutual value of giving and yet adults so often miss them. There is so much to glean from this gorgeous wordless, beautifully illustrated picture book from award-winning poet JonArno Lawson.
A little girl collects wild flowers while her distracted father pays her - and their surroundings - little attention. Each flower the little girl gathers becomes a gift for a person or animal, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Author:||Jon Arno Lawson|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
JonArno Lawson is a Canadian award-winning poet and writer who has published several works of verse. His collections for children include Black Stars in a White Night Sky and The Man in the Moon Fixer's Mask, and for adults, Inklings and Love is an Observant Traveller. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. As a child Born in Hamilton, Ontario, and raised in Dundas, JonArno’s most formative experiences as a child were the months he spent in Florida at the age of 8. Missing almost an entire year of school (which, luckily, he wasn’t ...More About Jon Arno Lawson