Experience the everyday wonder of nature in this first book of poetry,
exploring a magical woodland year.
Each spread is dedicated to key events or rites of passage in a child's day, brought to life by Freya Hartas's delightful woodland friends. Join Bear on his journey from spring to winter with lots of friends to meet, places to explore and things to spot along the way.
"A bold, joyful illustrated adventure for children."—
A simple yet magical book of poetry."—
Rachel Piercey is a freelance poet, editor and tutor. She has co-edited three children's poetry anthologies with Emma Press and regularly performs her work and runs poetry workshops in primary schools. Rachel's poems for adults have been published in various journals The Poetry Review, Magma and The Rialto, as well as two pamphlets with the Emma Press and one with HappenStance. She lives in London.
Freya Hartas is a UK based illustrator specialising in children's books, and the artist for the best-selling Slow Down. She lives in the vibrant city of Bristol with her partner and their ancient black cat Katsu and works from her cosy, cluttered desk in a shared studio down the road. She graduated from Falmouth University with a first-class honours in BA illustration in 2014. Freya loves to conjure up humorous characters, animals and monsters, creating the most fantastical worlds for them to inhabit and get lost in.
Written by Rachel Piercey ; Illustrated by Freya Hartas
Hardback; 310 x 256 mm; 40pp
Publishing March 2021