The problem with being a book blogger is that it’s quite possible that you’re not a favourite with your postman. As the doorbell rings, you open the door reluctantly and you’re greeted by the postman grimacing as he hands over a great big stack of parcels, all you can do is smile nicely and hope he’s not to worn out. So the day ‘I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree,’ arrived I could tell that he was not best pleased with this exceedingly heavy parcel. I felt that something truly exciting must be contained within this precious parcel and I was completely right. Nosy Crow Books have put their heart and soul into creating an extraordinary collection of nature poems for every day of the year, carefully selected by Fiona Waters and stunningly illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. The lavish production of this collection makes this book totally irresistible and extremely covetable.
Each of the spreads are sumptuously illustrated with the most lavish, rich images from nature reflecting perfectly the changes of the seasons and the beauty and majesty of nature. Whilst all of the poems that have been chosen seamlessly fit into the days, capturing all the different elements and aspects that we see evolving. There is a really interesting eclectic mix of poems from traditional favourites like Walter De La Mare, Emily Bronte and Christina Rossetti to newer discoveries Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah. It’s a perfect book for dipping in and out of to just savour the joy of the poems, or if you’re looking for inspiration to spark creativity for art or writing. I can’t think of anything more delightful than to share this book with children at home or school and appreciate the glory of the animals, plants, trees, weather and seasons that are such an intrinsic part of our lives.
Why not join in with the rest of the blog tour for reviews and guest posts on this glorious books, I particularly enjoyed the guest post from Kate Wilson on the Minerva Reads blog.
Thank you to Antonia and Nosy Crow for sending me a copy of this beautiful anthology and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. ‘I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree,’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop.