The Worm and the Bird
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The Worm and the Bird

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**Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal**A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there.Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind. As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for?From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 184 x 258 x 8mm | 470g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846149223
  • 9781846149221
  • 4,536

About Coralie Bickford-Smith

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out's 100 Children's Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Her cover design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the United States and Design and Art Direction in the UK.show more

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Gorgeous ... Bickford-Smith's life-affirming artwork raises The Worm and the Bird to the stars * The Times * Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful. A fantastic book -- Chris Haughton, author of 'A Bit Lost' A beautifully illustrated fable -- 'Gifts for Christmas 2017' * Guardian Bookshop * I love love love it, just beautiful -- Millie Marotta, author of 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom' 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' 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' ...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 * Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' A lyrical modern fable of loneliness and belonging ... A delight to hold and behold -- Maria Popova, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' * Brain Pickings * Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, praise for 'The Fox and the Star', selected as Picture Book of the Year in the New Statesmanshow more

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

Rating details

218 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (81)
4 37% (80)
3 21% (45)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (3)
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