The shortlist for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year has been announced today, and we are unbelievably happy and proud that I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year has been recognised.
Published in partnership with the National Trust, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, this is a perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share together. And it’s also the most ambitious book that we’ve ever published at Nosy Crow: over three hundred fully-illustrated pages (the equivalent of ten picture books!) of poetry, in a beautiful and lavishly-produced hardback edition, and a stunning collection of material, spanning hundreds of years – from sonnets to haikus.
And so we are so absolutely delighted to see the book celebrated in this way by Waterstones, as one of the very best books of the year.
Here’s our trailer for the book:
And here’s a look inside I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree:
The overall Waterstones Book of the Year will be announced at the end of the month – congratulations, Frann and Fiona, and good luck!