Lenny in the Garden vividly and simply portrays a charming relationship between a child and his parent. While Lenny's mother digs the soil and plants and waters some young flower plants, Lenny goes on a search for wildlife. He finds an ant, a caterpillar, a butterfly, a ladybird, a spider, and other insects — and all the time their dog Wilbur is trying to join in. It's a situation that will be very familiar, but the charming depiction of Lenny and his mother engaged in these ordinary activities is brought to life by Ken Wilson Max's bright colors and strong simple lines. Its portrayal of a mixed race family is refreshing, as is the depiction of a delightful and characterful black child at the heart of the book. With its short and evocative text, this book will provide young children and their parents and carers with much to discuss.
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Lenny is in the garden with Mummy. While Mummy does some gardening, Lenny plays along. This simple and endearing story of parent and child sharing an everyday activity is perfect for reading with young toddlers. It has been created by a well-respected and successful author and illustrator of children's books and introduces a hugely appealing character.About the Author:
KEN WILSON MAX was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. He studied art in Harare, Zimbabwe before coming to England where he studied Design and Print Planning at the London College of Printing. He worked as a designer in both London and Zimbabwe. Ken has worked at Orchard Books and the BBC as a children's book designer and was appointed Assistant Art Director at David Bennett Books. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer. He has won several international awards for his work including illustration and design awards in Zimbabwe. He is the creator of several award-winning books including The Big Yellow Taxi and The Little Red Plane. Tickle Tickle is Ken's second book for Bloomsbury his first being WakeUp, Sleep Tight, the back-to-front board book. He now lives in London.
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