Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

We Are a Garden


Write a Review

Open the gate and crunch down the path to reveal a garden buzzing with life in this lyrical, interactive peep-through board book.
Children can peek through the pages to reveal all of the things that make up a garden: from the birds singing in the trees and the insects scuttling in the grass to the growing plants and rippling pond. The gorgeous illustrations combined with a novelty board book format make this a wonderful introduction to nature for young children.
Louise Greig is an award-winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by iconic children's writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her debut picture book for Egmont, The Night Box , has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Association of Illustrators Award (AOI), the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. Louise lives in Aberdeen and is also the director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life.
Suzanne Barton graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, where she worked on her first picture book, The Dawn Chorus . This was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, subsequently selected by BookTrust for the Bookstart Treasure Pack and was read by Eve Myles as a CBeebies Bedtime Story. Suzanne has been working as an illustrator ever since. Suzanne illustrated Robin's Winter Song which was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal. Her work has been translated into several languages.

We Are a Garden Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9781405295895
  • Pub Date: 1st March 2020
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
  • Imprint: Red Shed
  • Format: Other
  • Number of Pages: 24

Share on


If you would like to provide a video review please sign up to our video panel.

Sign up to our newsletter for...

Free Book Giveaways, Recommendations & more

Be the first to write a Review

No one has written a review for 'We Are a Garden'

Why not be the first to share your opinion?

About Louise Greig

Lo Cole is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and printmaker. Lo Cole creates illustrations for a wide number of clients including The Times, New Scientist, Vogue, Sony Music, Greenpeace and The Royal Shakespeare Company. His interactive picture book Hide and Spot: Zoo on the Move has been translated into 12 languages.

Louise Greig is an award-winning

More about Louise Greig

Books by this author

About Suzanne Barton

Suzanne Barton originally studied Psychology at University, but with a passion for illustration she later undertook a BA in Illustration and an MA in Children's Book Illustration.

Suzanne's influences include Japanese prints and illustrators she remembers from her childhood. Her artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting, and with

More about Suzanne Barton

Books by this illustrator


  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)