Footpath Flowers

JonArno Lawson; Sydney Smith (Illustrator)

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From award-winning poet JonArno Lawson comes a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book - an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures. Now in paperback! In this 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. 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. Sydney Smith's illustration is beautifully observed - from his characters and cityscapes to the way he builds to a crescendo of emotion with his intuitive use of colour. ; A poetically choreographed, wordless picture book that communicates its compassionate message with enormous poignancy - and for the widest, most universal audience possible.

ISBN: 9781406362084
Publication Date: 01-May-2015
Publisher: Walker Books, Limited