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 and shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018**

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 184 x 258 x 8mm | 470g
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846149223
  • 9781846149221
  • 46,879

Review Text

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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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 Statesman 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 * Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' ...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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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.
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Rating details

661 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (245)
3 26% (169)
2 6% (40)
1 2% (12)
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