Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten

Author: Graham, Bob, Publisher: Walker Books

An award-winning tale of friendship from a master picture book creator.

All the children are afraid of mean Mr Wintergarten. His garden is grey and sunless and it is guarded, they say, by a dog like a wolf and a saltwater crocodile. By contrast, the garden of his sunny new neighbours, the Summers, is a playground of happiness and flowers. One day Rose's ball goes over the fence into Mr Wintergarten's garden and, prompted by her mother, Rose visits her frosty next-door neighbour, bearing hot fairy cakes and flowers. What will Mr Wintergarten say?

  • "A simple classic tale, expertly told." Books For Your Children
  • "Heart-warming."The Oxford Times

About the author

Bob Graham is Australia s leading picture-book-maker. He has written and illustrated many children s picture books for Walker, and has won numerous awards, most recently for "Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child" (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal).

1993: CBCA Awards

Picture Book of the Year Awards - Winner

More Information
Year Level Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1
ISBN 9780744598292