The Worm and the Bird

A beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of ‘The Fox and the Star’, and the winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

This is a fable about being in the moment and how the smallest encounters in the day are often the most beautiful. I can be guilty of ignoring these tiny beautiful slices of time because I am too busy getting on with the next task. And like the worm in the story I need to remember to stop, look and cherish these moments. This book is a timely reminder to enjoy the wonders of the world around us.

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The Worm and the Bird

This is a fable about being in the moment and how the smallest encounters in the day are often the most beautiful. I can be guilty of ignoring these tiny beautiful slices of time because I am too busy getting on with the next task. And like the worm in the story I need to remember to stop, look and cherish these moments. This book is a timely reminder to enjoy the wonders of the world around us.

Awards & Commendations:

  • The Times’ Children’s Book of the Week, 2017
  • The World Illustration Awards, shortlisted, Book illustration, 2018
  • Nominated for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, 2018
  • Communication Arts Magazine 59th Annual Illustration Competition Winner, 2018
  • Communication Arts Magazine 59th Annual Design Competition Winner, 2018
  • The Academy Of British Book Design, Shortlisted, Children’s 6-12, 2018
  • The British Book Design and Production Awards, Children’s Trade 9-16 Years, Highly Commended, 2018
  • The British Book Design and Production Awards, Graphic Novels, Highly Commended, 2018
  • 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Merit in Professional Awards, 2018
  • 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Honorable Mention In Picture Book Awards, 2018

Reviews:

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’

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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846149221
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 257 x 189 x 17 mm

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