Stella Fry, illustrated by Sheila Moxley
This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. They dig the hard ground, sow rows of seeds, and keep them watered and safe from slugs. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. Children will be drawn in by the poetry of the language and the warm illustrations, while also catching the excitement of watching things grow!
Stella Fry is a writer and full-time mother who says that writing is like gardening: "I start off with something tiny, and after a while, given the right conditions, some of these specks grow bigger. As any gardener knows, there's a lot of weeding along the way." She lives in Kent with her partner and two children. Shelia Moxley is an illustrator who trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She has painted many children's books and is also known for her greeting cards.