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 tiger gazes out boldly from the front cover of Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!, an anthology of animal poems curated by Fiona Waters with watercolour cut-out illustrations from Britta Teckentrup. The title is drawn from William Blake's classic compilation of children's poems, but Waters strikes a balance between classic work from Ted Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, and Emily Dickinson and contemporary voices like Roger McGough, Dick King-Smith, and Grace Nichols. The book takes a calendar approach with a poem for every day of the year, but 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