The shortlist for the 2020 Waterstones Book of the Year has been announced today, and we are delighted that Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters, has been recognised.
The ambitious sequel to our award-winning, highly-acclaimed first poetry collection, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year (winner of the inaugural Waterstones Children’s Gift of the Year award), Tiger, Tiger is a lavishly illustrated gift book of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. From William Blake and Roger McGough to Grace Nicols, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many more, this is a breathtaking collection, complemented by artwork that brings the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom to life.
You can watch our trailer for Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! below:
And here’s a look inside the book:
You can find the full Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist here – and you can buy Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! from Waterstones here.
Congratulations, Britta and Fiona – and good luck!