For this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish?What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations combine to make this a gift book with a difference.
Table of Contents
All the Wild Wonders 8 When the Sun Rises 10 The Sun 11 What is One? 12 For Forest 13 Throwing a Tree 14 Song of the Open Road 15 The Prayer of the Tree 16 Evening 17 Question 18 Grey and White and Black 19 Snagger's Pond 20 Night 22 Dreamer 23 Man, the Mad Magician 24 A Robin Red breast in a Cage 24 If I was a Bird 25 The Eagle 26 I Watched an Eagle Soar 27 Wind 28 Something Comes 29 Wind Farm Haikus 30 The Old Windmill 31 An Alphabet for the Planet 32 Tell me, Tiger 34 Captivating Creature 35 Captive Creature 35 Spring Fjord 36 No Answer 37 Leave the Whales Alone, Please! 38 From Paradise Lost 39 If You Ever 39 "We are Going to See the Rabbit..." 40 Who am I? 42 Natural Anthem 43 About the Poets 44
Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War (9781845070557) and Aesop's Fables (9781847800077) with Beverley Naidoo, and Fussy Freya (9781845075118) with Katharine Quarmby.