Next month we will publish I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and collected by Fiona Waters – a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems, one for every day of the year.
And today you can watch a video of Kate Wilson, Nosy Crow’s publisher and managing director, introducing the book – and explaining some of its inspirations.
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is the most ambitious book that we’ve ever published at Nosy Crow – and also, we think, the most ambitious poetry collection for children ever published: 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.
Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Robert Frost, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and many more, this is a perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day.
You can watch Kate introduce the book in the video at the top of this post – and here’s our trailer:
I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree will be in shops in September – this richly illustrated, clothbound collection of nature poems will inspire and delight all year round. You can pre-order the book now, and if you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below, and you’ll never miss a thing.