The Boy Who Grew Flowers
Rink is a very unusual boy who grows beautiful flowers all over his body whenever the moon is full. In town and at school, Rink and his family are treated as outcasts although no-one knows his strange botanical secret. But one day a new girl arrives at school, and Rink discovers she has some unique qualities of her own.
Original use of language and unexpected, fantastical elements make this a memorable and moving tale.
Subtle portrayal of disability and the importance of celebrating differences.
AR Level: 4.7
Intimate, warm message provides an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the subject of friendship.
'That rare thing: a substantial story delivered through a full-colour picture book...The linguistic ability of the storytelling.