Out now in all good bookshops and available online from Craig Potton Publishing, my new book In the Garden: explore & discover the New Zealand backyard.
It's beautifully illustrated by Ned Barraud, who also illustrated our prize-winner, At the Beach: explore and discover the New Zealand seashore. We are delighted that our publishers have put out a hardback as well as a paperback. Fans have told us that At the Beach worked well as a 'read to' with toddlers through to 'read it myself' for older primary school children.
Not your usual gardening book, In the Garden looks at the wildlife of the garden. I wanted to focus on a habitat that was accessible to every child. Even if they don't have a garden, they can find these animals in a park or their school grounds.
Teachers and parents looking for ideas and activities to go with the book can find some on the Craig Potton Publishing website.
We hope that our readers will enjoy In the Garden as much as they enjoy At the Beach.