Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 03 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781788005678
Size: 275 x 247 mm
Length: 328 pages

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright


A glorious and ambitious sequel to I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – winner of Waterstones Children’s Gift of the Year 2018 and Red Magazine’s Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year 2019, and described by Julia Donaldson as “An absolutely beautiful book.”

This lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson. Britta Teckentrup’s breathtaking illustrations bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom, making this poetry anthology a perfect gift that will be treasured by generations.

With sumptuous finishes including cloth binding, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands.

The perfect gift for any child or adult to treasure.

Stories Aloud

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“There is a whole world inside this glorious book; a poem for every day. This is a wonderful introduction to nature and all our fellow creatures. Within these pages we get to know them better and care for them more.”

-Michael Morpurgo, LoveReading4Kids

“One to brighten bedtimes throughout 2021.”

“Spectacular… illustrated with dreamy richness by Britta Teckentrup, there’s a poem here to please everyone.”

“A stunning celebration of the natural world and one of the stand-out gift books of the season, destined to be pored over by families.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“This is no bandwagon-jumper, rather a stunning collection of 366 wonderful poems, drawn from over 400 years and 22 countries, each exquisitely illustrated. It’s an awe-inspiring book.”

“One of the most stunning children’s books of the year, it’s a tome that will be treasured by generations to come.”

-Emma Lee-Potter, The Independent

“A thing of visual and verbal beauty.”

-Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“The book takes a calendar approach with a poem for every day of the year, but readers will find themselves fast-forwarding through the seasons to admire Teckentrup’s close-up portraits and distant landscapes, which provide a perfect visual invitation to poetry.”

-Sara Keating, The Irish Times

“From unforgettable classic to contemporary works from around the world, there’s an animal poem for every day of the year in this stunning celebration of the natural world.”

-The Bookseller Buyer’s Guide

“Beautifully presented, this is a fabulous anthology of poems greatly enhanced by wonderful illustrations and a sumptuous binding – including a very useful marker ribbon! This anthology really does include something for everyone!”

-Julia Eccleshare M.B.E, LoveReading4Kids

“An invaluable gifting option for the season.”

“Introduce young people to poetry with a beautifully illustrated collection of animal poems. There are old and new poems to choose from, one for every day of the year. Enjoy favourites by household names […] and discover beautiful poems in translation from around the world.”

-National Trust Magazine

“This book is a collection to treasure.”

– Juno Magazine

A gorgeous book, perfect for any animal-loving child to read in the day or at bedtime.”

-Natasha Harding, The Sun

“Fiona Waters’ selection celebrates the animal kingdom and Britta Teckentrup’s stunning illustrations bring this rich poetic landscape to life.”

-Absolutely Mama

“An animal poem for every day of the year, all beautifully illustrated.”

-Good Housekeeping

“This is a book that families can revisit again and again for moments of laughter, connection and wonder.”

“For a gift that just keeps on giving, this poetry book is perfect.”

-Zoe West, Women’s Weekly

“From unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation, there are poems to read time and again, some you can learn by heart, and some to enjoy just for their sheer beauty… a thrilling gift for all generations to treasure, and sure to inspire a lifelong love of both poetry and wildlife.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“Britta Teckentrup’s stunning illustrations bring to life the various terrains the animals inhabit from across the globe. A perfect intro into poetry for children of all ages.”

-City Kids Magazine

“It’s a delight in every single way and the illustrations are beyond perfect.”

-Angels and Urchins

“This richly illustrated  treasury of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world.”

ACHUKA (blog)

“I love the stunning artwork, mix of animals and poetry styles included. This book is perfect for children of all ages.”

Mini Travellers (blog)

“Diverting, accessible and engrossing, it is a wonderful addition to the animal-loving small’s bookshelf.”

-The Field

“This book is simply stunning.”

Books for Boys (blog)

“Simply perfect for your daily dose of verse!”

-The Literacy Tree

“Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! is a lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – which ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world.”

-National Trust Shop

“This is a stunning addition to any bookshelf.”


“Simply perfect for your daily dose of verse!”

“With contributors from 22 countries, this is a truly global representation of animal life in all its diversity and wonder and a great addition to any school or home library.”

“Tiger, Tiger is a celebration of what words can do, and how important it is to share what words can do with children.”

Poetry Box (blog)

“This is a book to treasure and one that sings of the joy of poetry as much as the wonders of the natural world.”

Books for Topics (blog)

“Rich, stunning and glorious in its design, this is a compendium of the finest construction and one which is a true work of art.”

“Waters has assembled a fabulous cast of poets old and new with a rich array of poems from diverse cultures.”


Attention parents and caregivers: You might have a new bedtime routine for 2022…coax children to gaze, linger and let the lovely sound of the poetry sink in

-Catherine Hong, The New York Times

“What joy to have a bumper compilation such as Fiona’s offering, an animal poem for every day of the year, with a stunningly beautiful illustration from Britta gracing every spread.”

“This is a book I will treasure for ever.”

-Caryl Hart, Discover Children’s Books (blog)

“A lavish, read-out-loud treasure to return to time and again.”

-Absolutely Education


“A beautiful book to treasure.”

-Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express – S Magazine

“It’s one to treasure.”

-The Australian Women’s Weekly

“A pleasing anthology… with bold, evocative images.”

-Melanie McDonagh, The Spectator


“This is a wonderful anthology to take pride of place on any bookshelf… a sumptuous anthology of timeless verse.”

Waterstones: The Best Children’s Gift Books of 2020 

“This will be treasured for years.”

-Sally Morris, The Daily Mail

Families with children ages 2-7 will get a lot of wear at bedtime out of this one.”

Mel Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal

“This illustrated poetry collection is a celebration of the animal kingdom.”

-The Week Junior

“A remarkable poetry collection, full of wonders with surprises on every beautifully illustrated page.”

-Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

“Our Christmas book recommendation today is ‘National Trust: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: an animal poem for every day of the year’. This book is pure delight -stunning illustrations and  a fab gift for children of all ages.”

-The Good Schools Guide

“This is quite literally the gift that keeps giving all year long.”

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