Fiona Water and Brita Teckentrup
About the Book
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, and described by Julia Donaldson as "An absolutely beautiful book." 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.
This exquisite book includes so many magical poems, both old favourites remembered from my childhood and modern ones. The artwork is superb, creating a different atmosphere on every page. My grandchildren (2 and 5) are already in love with it and it will certainly be a lasting source of pleasure and inspiration for years to come. For such a large, lavish volume the price is extremely reasonable- less than the cost of a pizza at a well known national chain!