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The wild garden

Rub-down transfer books
The wild garden

Go wild with transfers and crayons to create eleven exquisite gardens from a cottage garden to a summer meadow. Each garden has a delicate line drawing to colour in and a colourful picture to fill with beautiful rub-down transfers of flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs and fish. The transfers are stored in a wallet inside the front cover.

“A book to treasure.”
Parents in Touch


Key Stage: KS1/2 A; Age 5+

Price: £12.99
ISBN: 9781474922272
24 pages
240 x 280mm

Illustrator: Bethan Janine

Felicity Brooks

Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.

Felicity Brooks

Press Reviews

I remember rub-down transfers from my childhood but haven’t seen them since. I really enjoyed looking through the pages, finding the correct transfer sheet, and choosing where to put them. Of course as soon as my children saw what I was doing they wanted to have a go to. They also enjoyed using the book, quickly grasping the idea of using the transfer sheet.
Gingerbread House blog
A lovely book to enjoy and treasure once completed.
Over 40 and a Mum of One
Brilliant to see transfers instead of the ubiquitous stickers, and something of which I would love to see more. Once completed, this will be a book to treasure.
Parents in Touch
A creative and therapeutic experience for children and adults alike.
Mummy Fever
Ingeniously simple but devilishly clever, The Wild Garden Rub-Down Transfer Book helps develop hand-eye co-ordination, and offers hours of hands-on fun and the chance to show off your own colour and design skills. Creative play and learning at the turn of every page…
Blackpool Gazette