Funni loves spending time on the roof of the abandoned airport carpark. She finds happiness in flying her kite and playing her recorder on her rooftop sanctuary but something is definitely missing. When she turns the roof into the most incredible garden, a garden in the sky, she gives air travellers a colourful sight amongst the grey buildings. When Zoo spots it whilst on a flight home from his dad’s he knows immediately that he has to visit it. And when the two meet, they have much in common and the most wonderful of friendships grow.
There are messages on caring for the local environment, making changes to improve the local area, the rewards of hard-work and commitment, and friendship. A read that is great for discussing the importance of green spaces in built-up cities and how it is possible to turn disused places into something useful.
Linda Sarah’s sparse prose are perfect and beautifully tell Funni’s story. The book is gorgeously illustrated in line and watercolour by Fiona Lumbers. It is hard to express the beauty of the colours in this book, you just need to see for yourself.
Recommended for 4+.