Follow the Breadcrumbs is a beautifully written and illustrated imaginative story that will become a favourite in your collection. Especially if you are seeking garden stories for kids, books for outdoor kids or a picture book about animals.
This adventure starts with an ordinary trip to the lake, but then Willy’s imagination takes over. His big idea is to build his own lake in his backyard so the animals can visit him. He digs the “lake,” fills it with water and uses breadcrumbs to lure the animals back to his house. Willy soon discovers a great idea can lead to a whole lot of trouble when every animal in the lake arrives in his backyard.
Follow the Breadcrumbs was inspired by author Chris Stead's experiences at Narrabeen Lake on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. It was here he would walk and scooter with his kids around the water's edge. They would always arrive with a bag of old bread, or seeds, and the birds of the lake would flock to their location in the hope of an easy feed. When Chris considered what a young boy with a wild imagination might do if he fell in love with the animals of the lake, the story behind Follow the Breadcrumbs was born.