Adding colour to the world: see this picture book about an unlikely garden

Published on: 27 July 2018 Author: Sophie Offord

Enter the beautiful, inspiring world of Secret Sky Garden: where no one can stop one child turning an unloved bit of the city into a little piece of green paradise. 

This picture book is perfect for all budding gardeners, aged two and up.

Secret Sky Garden (Simon & Schuster), by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers, is about a little girl called Funni, who creates a garden on a disused car park rooftop. 

After weeks of careful nurture, the space goes from concrete to compost: she now has her garden in the sky! 

When a little boy spots the startling splash of colour (against the grey) on a flight, he decides to try to find it. And soon a very special friendship is blossoming, too...

It's all guaranteed to fill your heart with cheer. The book also serves as a nice prompt for chats about green spaces and why they need looking after – especially in our cities.

Have a sneak peek at the illustrations

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Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

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Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

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Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

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Secret Sky Garden illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

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