Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

Colin Thompson
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Random House, 1998   ISBN: 978-0679890768

Peter is weary of the sounds, smells and confusion of the city. His only refuge is a fabulous garden filled with nature's most wonderful treasures. Peter is enthralled by all the things he sees and learns, and he loves the peace of this new place. So much so indeed that he decides to spend the summer in the garden, alone. At last, as the fall approaches, he realizes that he must go home, and yet he will not return empty-handed, for he will forever have the memories and the joys of his garden days inside him.

Full of detailed illustrations which will engage the reader for hours and offer up something new at every reading, this picture book is unique and powerful.