Illustrator: Clair Rossiter, 32pp, fully illustrated throughout with over 300 stickers, 305 x 238 mm. Paperback, ISBN 9781408899168, Bloomsbury in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2019
Join Rosie, Ren and Gran as they spot spring flowers, discover what grows in a greenhouse and taste the delicious foods that come from plants. Strawberries, blueberries, peas and carrots …YUM! This activity and sticker book is the perfect first introduction to the marvellous things that grow just outside our back door. With delightful illustrations by the much-loved Clair Rossiter and plenty of activities that link to the national curriculum for Key Stage 1, entertain little nature lovers by making paper flowers, creating a bee hotel and even baking a delicious apple cake.
Activities include: spotting spring flowers, planting sunflowers, learning what makes up a flower, making a cress head, growing your own basil, starting your own allotment and more. And over 300 stickers!
Clair Rossiter is an illustrator currently based just outside of London, and graduated from Falmouth University in 2014. She works mainly in gouache, ink and colouring pencils, before finishing her work digitally. Clair always seeks to create a sense of joy in her work through wobbly lines and imperfections. She also has a special talent for making a mess, and her desk is usually a precarious balancing act of paint pots and sketchbooks. When not drawing, Clair can often be found reading picture books and eating cheese.
Clair Rossiter is an illustrator based in Sutton, Greater London. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 and has freelanced ever since, working on a range of licensing, children’s publishing and editorial projects.