Sunflowers Don’t Grow In Winter

Ziggy decides to plant sunflowers in autumn, but everyone knows sunflowers don’t grow in winter.  Or do they?

Sunflowers Don’t Grow in Winter is a true story of hope, determination, and a little boy’s love of sunflowers.

Each illustration offers the chance for readers to search and find the three B’s – a bee, a butterfly and a bird. At the back of the book, learn how to grow your own sunflowers and how our thoughts are like seeds.

Written by Emily Holdaway from the wildly popular New Zealand blog, Raising Ziggy, now Officially Em, and illustrated by Craig Phillips, a Kiwi international multi-award-winning illustrator.

$19.99 incl. GST

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Recommended age: 4 – 10 years. Based on a true story.


Emily Writes ~ “A delightful story about following and believing in your dreams which is sure to inspire tamariki and their parents.”

Ms Marne ~ “There is nothing more beautiful than a child’s boundless optimism, and this book brings to life the magic of childhood where anything is possible. It is such a joy to read.”

See Sunflowers Don’t Grow in Winter being read aloud on YouTube.

 Meet the Kiwi publishers

Rebekah Lipp and Craig Phillips are the creative duo at indie Kiwi publishing enterprise Wildling Books. Find on more on their profile page.

Additional information

Dimensions21 × 22.5 cm

Softcover edition



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Wildling Books


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