When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad - until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris.
What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home.
About the Author
Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books and is based in Melbourne. Crafted with pencil, ink and collage, Anna's illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna's latest book as author/illustrator with Penguin, Mr Huff, won the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood and has been shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Together with Jane Godwin, Anna has created many beautiful picture books, most recently the Christmas book, What Do You Wish For?
Review by Tanaya Lowden
With beautiful illustrations and rich, soft colours, Anna Walker’s Florette is sure to become a children’s classic.
When Mae and her family move to a new home, Mae is disappointed that they can't also bring along their garden. In her new city replete with crowded roof-tops, Mae misses her apple trees and daffodils. How will she cope?
This is a picture book I wish I could have read as a child. Everything about it is beautiful - the story, the illustrations, and the messages are so compellingly conveyed. It’s a book I easily could have reread again and again, getting lost in the lush, exquisite pages. Most importantly though, this book will teach your little ones about resilience in the face of change, a lesson you can never be too young to learn!
For Ages: 4+ years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 27th February 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 24.7 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.49