Anne Booth and Robyn Owen Wilson
Featured in The Guardian as one of the best picture books, and in The Sunday Times as children's book of the week.
There was once a beautiful flower and a little girl who loved it. She talked to it every morning on her way to school. The owner of the flower shouted at her. The next day, the flower did not open. The angry man didn’t understand. He tried watering it. He tried giving it shade and he tried talking to it. He told it how wonderful he was, how important his job was and how lonely he felt. But it still refused to open. So, he asked the little girl. “Why don’t you tell it how wonderful it is and how much you love it?” she said. As he did so, his own heart filled with love. And the flower bloomed.
Anne Booth is a highly-acclaimed children’s fiction and picture book author and is known for the exceptional warmth and authenticity of her writing. She lives in a village in Kent with her husband, four teenage children, two dogs and two hens.
Robyn Owen-Wilson is a children’s book illustrator and author. She loves to create illustrations with dip pens, watercolours and soluble graphite. She graduated from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin in 2019. She was shortlisted for the Batsford prize 2018 and the Searle award for creativity in 2019.