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**

This is the story of a worm in the earth, a bird in the trees, and the joy to be found in life's smallest moments, from the award-winning creator of The Fox and the Star.

'Gorgeous' The Times
'The loveliest offering for small readers' Amanda Craig, 'Best Children's Books of 2017'
'Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful' Chris Haughton, author of A Bit Lost
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 215 x 285 x 10mm | 341g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846149231
  • 9781846149238
  • 681,663

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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...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
5 30% (195)
4 37% (245)
3 26% (169)
2 6% (40)
1 2% (12)
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