Penny Harrison is a children's author, book reviewer, garden writer and lifestyle journalist. A professional writer for more than 20 years, she has contributed to a range of leading Australian magazines, newspapers, guides and books, writing about everything from raising toddlers to raising chickens. Penelope Pratley has been mucking about with paint since she was a small girl. With a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Teaching, she has taught art from preschool to high school. She now works from her home studio as an illustrator, tutoring aspiring artists, and producing and selling her work under the business name Penelope's Nest.
"offer(s) a new perspective to those who don't see themselves as
creative just because they cannot paint. It opens up lots of
potential for discussion about how each of us is creative even if
"we can't draw a straight line.This is quality."
"From a teacher's perspective 'The Art Garden' provides lots of starting points in the areas of maths, language and science.ie looking at patterns and colours, developing different arrays, using a magnifying glass in the school ground environment and considering words like swishing and swirling. This book would be of value to a teacher in the P-2 area"
"... gives readers, who may not be adroit artists, an alternative way to express their artistic desires. It is a visually and texturally gorgeous conduit encouraging creative individuality - and tree climbing!" * Boomerang Books *
"there is more than one way to achieve her desires showing the reader to look for their strengths. This is a hardcover book with lovely illustrations" * School Days Magazine *
"The Art Garden is permission to create anything in any way the reader wants" * The Sunday Telegraph *
"a special story about the power of friendship ... it highlights the importance of creative self-expression." * The House of Wellness *