The winners of the 2019 British Book Design & Production Awards (BBD&PA) were announced last night, and we were absolutely delighted that I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year WON the Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years award!
The BBD&PA promote and acknowledge the innovation of both book design and production by celebrating the best books of the year – and the competition is fierce! We were shortlisted for two awards – the Felt Flaps series, illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius, had been shortlisted in the Brand / Series Identity category, and I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree in the Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years category.
The judges said: “The beautiful images in this book were an absolute delight to the eye, and would make any reader want to return to this book time and time again.”
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.
You can take a look inside this beautiful collection below:
And you can watch our trailer for the book here:
And here’s Nosy Crow’s managing director, Kate Wilson, introducing I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree:
Congratulations, Fiona and Frann!