Monday, 3 September 2012

September book of the month

As you know, I am an ambassador for Barefoot Books . Barefoot have lots of amazing books for children and I will be highlighting one as book of the month, that I think you and your little ones would love. This month I have chosen an enchanting book called ' The boy who grew flowers ',  written by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams. The book invites you to climb to the top of a mountain to meet a very special boy named Rink, who at every full moon grows flowers all over his body. 

This heartwarming book celebrates difference and friendship, as Rink meets a girl with her own secret and they discover ways to help each other. Rink and his family are treated as outcasts, simply because they are a little different; something that a lot of children and adults will relate to. This book subtly touches upon the prejudices we have towards those with a disability and is a great way of introducing the need for understanding and celebration of differences to your little ones. It stresses the importance of friendship and how as humans we should all work together and embrace how different we all are. The language and pictures are very eloquent and this fantastical story will draw you into the warm world of the boy who grew flowers. 

Take a further look at Barefoot Books and get 20% off your first order using the code TWENTY12 at checkout, including back to school specials.

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