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The Worm and the Bird

Written by Coralie Bickford-Smith

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The Worm and the Bird Synopsis

This is the story of a worm in the earth, a bird in the trees, and the joy to be found in life's smallest moments, from the award-winning creator of The Fox and the Star.

The Worm and the Bird Press Reviews

...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

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'

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'

I love love love it, just beautiful -- Millie Marotta, author of 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom'

A beautifully illustrated fable -- 'Gifts for Christmas 2017' - Guardian Bookshop

Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful. A fantastic book -- Chris Haughton, author of 'A Bit Lost'

Gorgeous ... Bickford-Smith's life-affirming artwork raises The Worm and the Bird to the stars - The Times

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

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ISBN: 9781846149238
Publication date: 25/10/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846149238
Publication date: 25th October 2018
Author: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Coralie Bickford-Smith

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her book covers have been recognised by the AIGA in the United States and D&AD in the UK, and have featured in numerous international magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Vogue and the Guardian. Her work on the clothbound series with Penguin Classics attracted worldwide attention and harks back to the world of Victorian book bindings. She has been asked to exhibit and speak about her work in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Portugal and the US. The Fox and the Star is her first book, inspired by William ...

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