Adder, Bluebell, Lobster (Paperback)

Wild Poems

By Chrissie Gittins, Paul Bommer (Illustrator)

Otter-Barry Books, 9781910959558, 96pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

List Price: 8.99*
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If you add an adder to an adder

they are prone to have a dance,

they writhe around each other

till the strongest gets a chance

to push the other down.

Watch out for bossy Beetroot and Tish, the oldest Goldfish in the world; be enchanted by a Bluebell witch's thimble, spot a dive-bombing Lark and a cute Great-Crested Newt.

From Adder to Wren, forty fantastic wild poems celebrate forty amazing animals, birds and plants - and their beautiful names. Read the poems and help poet Chrissie Gittins save them from extinction. This is nature close up, exciting - and wild.

About the Author

Chrissie Gittins worked as an artist and teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She visits schools, libraries and book festivals across the UK. Paul Bommer is an illustrator, printmaker and graphic designer. His many international clients include the Guardian, Harrods and Virgin, and he exhibits his work across the UK.