In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.
This imaginative spring book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like creating joy without needing to be recognized. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting sequencing, predicting, verbs and /g/ and /tr/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Night Gardener in speech therapy below: