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All the Wild Wonders

Poems of Our Earth

Piet Grobler (Illustrator), Wendy Cooling

Hardcover

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Hardcover (3/15/2015)
Paperback (4/1/2012)

Description

For this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish?What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations combine to make this a gift book with a difference.



Praise For All the Wild Wonders: Poems of Our Earth

'An inspiring poetry collection which will encourage children to take interest in and relish the nature they see all around them and to consider the future of the earth.'



All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts.



Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of the wonders of the world and the horrors of how we despoil it means that the poems are both celebratory and angry. That leads to an interesting contradiction of styles and moods. Piet Grobler’s vibrant illustrations bring the feel of different countries to life.



Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of the wonders of the world and the horrors of how we despoil it means that the poems are both celebratory and angry. That leads to an interesting contradiction of styles and moods. Piet Grobler's vibrant illustrations bring the feel of different countries to life.

All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts.

It is a strong collection and Piet Grobler's watercolour illustrations beautifully complement the poems.

'An inspiring poetry collection which will encourage children to take interest in and relish the nature they see all around them and to consider the future of the earth.'

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847800732, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2010



About the Author

Wendy Cooling is a former teacher, and founder of the national Bookstart programme. She has edited many story collections and poetry anthologies, has retold traditional tales, and is a highly-respected reviewer and commentator on children's books. Her previous books for Frances Lincoln include All the Colours of the Earth and All the Wild Wonders. She lives in Hertfordshire.Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War and Aesop's Fables with Beverley Naidoo, and Fussy Freya with Katharine Quarmby. He lives with his wife and daughter in Great Malvern.