Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Poetry 2020
Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
"There is a whole world inside this glorious book; a poem for every day. This is a wonderful introduction to nature and all our fellow creatures. Within these pages we get to know them better and care for them more. There are poems to read again and again and some even to learn by heart. So when you next meet a tiger face to face, just start reciting the great poem 'Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright' and he'll be mesmerised." - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse
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.
"A thing of visual and verbal beauty [...] this rewarding safari will brighten a year of bedtimes and lodge in the minds of children for a lifetime" - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
"One of the most stunning children's books of the year...a tome that will be treasured by generations to come..." - Emma Lee-Potter, Independent
"A gorgeous book, perfect for any animal-loving child to read in the day or at bedtime." - Natasha Harding, The Sun
"...readers will find themselves fast-forwarding through the seasons to admire Teckentrup's close-up portraits and distant landscapes, which provide a perfect visual invitation to poetry." - Sara Keating, Irish Times
"Wide consensus was reached among retailers backing Nosy Crow's Tiger Tiger Burning Bright as this year's "dark horse", also selected by children's booksellers. The follow up to I Am The Seed that Grew the Tree, a number of booksellers have flagged the book as an invaluable gifting option for the season." - The Bookseller