Animal Poems

Suggested age 3 – 12


Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Mark Hearld
ISBN: 9781406389036
Date Published: 4 April 2019

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 inside a packet including an envelope, ready for popping in the post!

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Dimensions15 × 1 × 21 cm

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“Nicola Davies is one of our finest writers for children about the natural world”
The Sunday Times
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