The Worm and the Bird (Hardback)
  • The Worm and the Bird (Hardback)

The Worm and the Bird (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 31/08/2017
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From the bestselling author of The Fox and the Starthe winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2015, comes a new, beautifully illustrated picture book.

A journey to another world existing right beneath your feet.

Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there.

Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind.

As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for?

From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her book covers have featured in numerous international magazines and newspapers including The New York TimesVogue and the Guardian. Her illustration work can be seen on the clothbound series with Penguin Classics. Her first original work was the internationally acclaimed picture book The Fox and the Star which won Waterstones Book of the Year in 2015.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846149221
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 258 x 184 x 8 mm

The strangest and loveliest offering for small readers ... Exquisitely drawn, it's drily funny and addresses our perennial failure to appreciate the wonder of life -- Amanda Craig, 'Best Children's Books of 2017' * New Statesman *
Gorgeous ... Bickford-Smith's life-affirming artwork raises The Worm and the Bird to the stars * The Times *
Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful. A fantastic book -- Chris Haughton, author of 'A Bit Lost'
A beautifully illustrated fable -- 'Gifts for Christmas 2017' * Guardian Bookshop *
I love love love it, just beautiful -- Millie Marotta, author of 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom'
I love it. A book to buy and treasure, for yourself or others. -- Marion Deuchars, author of 'Let's Make Some Great Art' and 'Colour'
It's touching, lovely to look at, beautifully conceived and designed. Good for children, and busy grown-ups too -- David Gentleman, author of 'London, You're Beautiful'
...exceptionally beautiful... A modern fable, with a timeless message to appreciate what we have before it is too late. -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller, Children's Preview *
Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman, praise for 'The Fox and the Star'
A lyrical modern fable of loneliness and belonging ... A delight to hold and behold -- Maria Popova, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' * Brain Pickings *
Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, praise for 'The Fox and the Star', selected as Picture Book of the Year in the New Statesman

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“"Life can be full of endless possibility."”

I love this simply STUNNING book - it's possibly the best artwork I've seen from Coralie Bickford-Smith, and that's saying something! The Worm and the Bird is a story with so many layers to go with the... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
24th October 2017
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“Maybe not for kids, but...”

The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful, there's no question of that.

However, the book's conclusion -might- be a little bit too dark for a young child, so I'd recommend you have a look... More

Hardback edition
7th September 2017
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Oh My, the illustrations in this are so, so beautiful.

It's such a wonderful gift- to yourself or someone you really love because this is a wonderful keepsake, for anyone, no matter what their age!

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
6th September 2017
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