All the Wild Wonders

All the Wild Wonders : Poems of our Earth

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In 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 and a lavish new imitlin cover make this a gift book with a difference. Poets include Grace Nicholls, Thomas Hardy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Alfred Lord Tennyson and other poets from all over the world.A
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 218 x 274 x 14mm | 399.99g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847806260
  • 9781847806260
  • 767,865

Table of contents

All the Wild Wonders 8



When the Sun Rises 10



The Sun 11



What is One? 12



For Forest 13



Throwing a Tree 14



Song of the Open Road 15



The Prayer of the Tree 16



Evening 17



Question 18



Grey and White and Black 19



Snagger's Pond 20



Night 22



Dreamer 23



Man, the Mad Magician 24



A Robin Red breast in a Cage 24



If I was a Bird 25



The Eagle 26



I Watched an Eagle Soar 27



Wind 28



Something Comes 29



Wind Farm Haikus 30



The Old Windmill 31



An Alphabet for the Planet 32



Tell me, Tiger 34



Captivating Creature 35



Captive Creature 35



Spring Fjord 36



No Answer 37



Leave the Whales Alone, Please! 38



From Paradise Lost 39



If You Ever 39



a "We are Going to See the Rabbit...a " 40



Who am I? 42



Natural Anthem 43



About the Poets 44
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Review quote

"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."


All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts.


'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.' '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.' All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts. "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."
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About Wendy Cooling

Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War (9781845070557), Aesop's Fables (9781847800077) and Who Is King? (9781847805140) with Beverley Naidoo, Fussy Freya (9781845075118) with Katharine Quarmby, The Magic Bojabi Tree with Dianne Hofmeyr (9781847805867) and All the Wild Wonders (9781847806260) and A is Amazing (9781847805133) with Wendy Cooling.



Wendy Cooling is a highly respected figure in the children's book world. A former teacher, she is the founder of the Bookstart programme and has edited story collections for Puffin, Orion and Collins, poetry anthologies for Franklin Watts and has retold traditional tales for Barefoot Books. Wendy lives in Hertfordshire.
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4 28% (11)
3 42% (17)
2 8% (3)
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