Nature loving Finn's life has been turned upside down by a move to the city. All he can see is dull, grey buildings. But Grandpa has a surprise in store: his allotment! Finn quickly realises that nature can be found in the city, and is amazed by the discovery of a hibernating hedgehog. With Grandpa's gentle guidance, Finn learns how to care for the hedgehog family as well as a hungry fox. With birds and plants galore, this inspiring story – shows all the common species that can be found in towns and cities.
Rachel Lawston is a children’s author, book designer and natural history enthusiast. She is a keen amateur orchid hunter, birdwatcher and bat detector! She has worked with many publishers as a designer, including Walker Books and Penguin Random House. She loves volunteering with education at WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, where husband Paul is the Learning Manager. Paul Lawston is also an Environmental Education Consultant who brings his natural history expertise to Finn’s Garden Friends.
Lia Visirin is a new talent in children’s book illustration. Her beautiful, original palette and eye for detail is a perfect match for Finn’s world.
"Through learning to empathise with nature, we can help children to form strong connections with the natural world and with each other, promote healthy lifestyles and attitudes and inspire the next generation of conservationists”
– Paul Lawston, Environmental Education Consultant