Meet a green-fingered family whose diverse community is bursting with love in this lushly illustrated and lyrical picture book.
This beautiful and warmly-told story teaches us that love really does grow everywhere, in all shapes, forms, and sizes.
Through gentle, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, feel the love in a close-knit family who grow plants and sell them in their local market, and discover the types of love that exist in the many homes of their diverse community.
There are kisses from Dad, songs with Grandma, charity from neighbours and playtime with friends. There’s old love, new love and everything in between!
But there’s a new kid who is not quite so sure... Can the gardeners’ daughter be brave and extend the love to him?
Beautiful and characterful illustrations from the exceptionally talented Tisha Lee help bring this book to life, and the gentle rhyming text from Barry Timms helps underscore the message of kindness, charity, and love.
This warm and charming tale, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond, celebrates the many different ways love grows to make a brighter world.
About the Author
Barry Timms enjoys the way that stories bring people together. He grew up in the rolling, rugged Cornish landscape but now lives by an old water tower in South London and is a city boy at heart. Barry can often be found with pencil in hand, writing or drawing, or both. Most exciting of all is putting words and images together, and the surprising results that can happen. Barry likes road movies, ghost trains, and exploring forgotten side streets. His books include This is NOT A Unicorn!, The Twelve Green Days of Christmas, Where Happiness Lives, and Noah and the Starbird.
Tisha Lee is an author and illustrator living in Northern California. She studied Fine Art & Art History at the University of California, Davis. Now she happily works out of a light-filled studio in her backyard with a few dogs at her feet. She mostly uses gouache for her illustrations and finds inspiration in the details and diversity of everyday life. Love Grows Everywhere is her first book.
‘Ahead of Valentine’s Day comes a gentle, lyrical story celebrating the different kinds of love in a community.’—The Bookseller
‘Planting love and friendship across families, friends, and community. A truly beautiful book.’—Tanya Anderson, author of A Woman's Garden
‘there are so many details that make it exciting to read each time finding something new when you return to read the book again and again.’ —Armadillo Magazine