All the Wild Wonders Poems of Our Earth by Wendy Cooling
  

All the Wild Wonders Poems of Our Earth

Written by Wendy Cooling
Illustrated by Piet Grobler

7+ readers   

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Both beautiful and purposeful this is a beautiful collection of poems celebrating the wonderful attributes of nature and spurring children on to thinking about how best to keep all living things on the planet safe. Taken from around the world, including the powerful title poem which comes from Australia, these poems capture the essence of things we take for granted such as weather, birds, water and trees. Without preaching, it is thought-provoking about the desperate need to preserve what we have.

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All the Wild Wonders Poems of Our Earth by Wendy Cooling

For this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions: Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations combine to make this a gift book with a difference.

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Piet Grobler's lively, light-filled pencil and watercolour illustrations for All the Wild Wonders, bring an airy beauty to this inspiring collection of poems about nature and the need to protect it. A delectable book with which to raise a generation to think about the environment. The Sunday Times All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts. School Librarian It is a strong collection and Piet Grobler's watercolour illustrations beautifully complement the poems. Carousel Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of the wonders of the world and the horrors of how we despoil it means that the poems are both celebratory and angry. That leads to an interesting contradiction of styles and moods. Piet Grobler's vibrant illustrations bring the feel of different countries to life. -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading - Book of the Month 'An inspiring poetry collection which will encourage children to take interest in and relish the nature they see all around them and to consider the future of the earth.

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About the Author

Wendy Cooling

Wendy Cooling is an eminent figure in the world of children′s books. As a freelance consultant she works with schools, publishers, libraries and the government on the promotion of literacy and love of books. Wendy was a teacher of English in London secondary schools for many years and left to head up the then Children′s Book Foundation where she initiated the Book Start project, which is now run successfully throughout the country. She is an intrepid traveller - camel fairs in India being one of her favourites. Home is in Barnet.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Wendy Cooling
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th March 2010

ISBN

9781847806260

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