Blessed with stunning illustrations from Britta Teckentrup, the follow-up to former Waterstones Gift of the Year, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, celebrates the animal kingdom through a diverse range of poetry, from Lewis Carroll to Grace Nichols.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020
A glorious and ambitious sequel to I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - winner of Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018 and Red Magazine's Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 2019
This lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year - ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson.
Britta Teckentrup's breathtaking illustrations bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom, making this poetry anthology a perfect gift that will be treasured by generations. With sumptuous finishes including cloth binding, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands. The perfect gift for any child or adult to treasure.
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Dimensions: 290 x 250 x 30 mm
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“Wonderful introduction to poetry”
My grandchildren are aged between four and eleven and love this book.
The illustrations are vivid, in the style of Brian Wildsmith (whose work my children had loved), and the life-sized picture of the Tiger, Tiger,... More
This stunning poetry book will delight children of all ages. The younger ones loving the illustrations and older children enjoying the verses. I think it would be lovely to make cards based on the book for each day of... More
A truly brilliant book, such a delight visually and a wonderful introduction to poetry for any child. Bought for our Granddaughter and two great nephews. It’s the type of book to live in a home for generations.
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