With a space inside to write your own message, this charming poetry-pamphlet is the perfect gift for any time of year.
The wiggling tails of lambs in spring; the chirruping song of crickets in summer; first two or three, then ten ducks hurrying your way in winter, "as if pulled by a string"... Nicola Davies skillfully interweaves fact and fiction in nine keenly observant poems, which celebrate a child's first animal encounters.
Originally appearing in the award-winning collection A First Book of Nature, Hearld’s richly-textured, nostalgic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to her words, and are reproduced here in full colour. With a space inside the jacket for you to write your own message, this pocket-sized poetry pamphlet is the perfect present for any time of year – and comes in a packet including an envelope, ready for popping in the post!
- A pocket-sized pamphlet of poems from A First Book of Nature, to be given "instead of a card" – comes in a packet with an envelope.
- A First Book of Nature is an international bestseller and winner of the English Association Picture Book Award.
About the Author
- This lusciously produced little pamphlet features Mark Hearld's original artwork in full colour, and should sit well alongside his line of stationery.
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of the Sea, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky
and Ariki and the Giant Shark
. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. In 2016, Nicola became the first ever recipient of the SLA's Outstanding Achievement Award. She lives in Wales.
About the Illustrator
Mark Hearld is a distinguished artist and printmaker. He studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Natural History Illustration at the Royal College. Inspired by the natural world, especially by animals, Mark makes prints, paintings and collages, as well as textiles and ceramics. He lives in York.
"Nicola Davies is one of our finest writers for children about the natural world"
The Sunday Times