The Fan brothers, Terry and Eric, are Canadian, and their book is already a strong contender for a list of favourite picture books of 2016. The night gardener surprises the grim street where William lives (in an orphanage) by revealing a new topiary each morning.
By the end of the book he has worked down the length of the street and needs to move on in to the park. But there are so many trees… and so William becomes a night gardener as well.
A beautiful book about the lasting transformative power of creativity.