There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. It may not look like much, but its his. His home. His life. His everything. But the garden is dying. And as hard as he works, he’s just too little to take care of it all. Just before going to sleep one day he wishes for some help. Not for himself. But for his garden that he so loves. There was once a little gardener and his garden mean everything to him. And while he slept his wish was heard.
In this short simple tale Emily Hughes creates a tale of empowerment and persistence, that no matter how big the odds and the world seem, just keep trying as hard as you can. And…really what else is there to say about this short beautiful tale? The images are evocative and gorgeous, reminding me of Maurice Sendak in terms of shapes and color choices. Wild and moving that will enthrall readers young and old as they explore the garden of the littlest gardener and see what he created in this world around him.
There was once a little gardener and his garden mean everything to him.