In a spring garden the flowers are slowly coming out as the weather warms up. As the flowers come, so too do bees and other forms of life. This follow on from Little Tree is a simple counting book with a difference. The text will count emerging spring flowers from one to ten, but under petals and on the reverse sides of leaves, the same number of bees will also appear. As the garden fills up with flowers so it fills up with life. Each page of the book will have lift-the flaps that correspond with the shapes and layers of the different flowers. Readers will be able to open the petals of a sunflower, turn an vine of dog rose buds into an archway of fully bloomed flowers.
Katie Haworth in from Auckland Zealand, where she was Commissioning Editor of Children's Books at Penguin, New Zealand. She now lives and works in London. Jane Ormes was born in Bromley in 1964. She graduated with a degree in Surface Pattern Design but now concentrates on producing whimsical and decorative limited edition prints.