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Adder, Bluebell, Lobster

By Chrissie Gittins
Illustrated by Paul Bommer

This is nature close up, exciting - and WILD.

Watch out for bossy Beetroot and Tish, the oldest Goldfish in the world; be enchanted by a Bluebell witch's thimble, spot a divebombing 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.

  • Strong publicity potential: each poem features an animal, bird or plant whose name was left out of the latest Oxford Children's Dictionary.
  • Dramatic and vivid poetic imagery brings the natural world up close.
  • Cross curricular opportunities for science.

About the author

Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in south London. She worked as an artist and teacher before becoming a full time writer. She has been shortlisted twice for the CLPE Poetry Award, her poems have been animated for CBeebies and included in many anthologies. She visits schools, libraries and book festivals across the UK. Her previous poetry books include The Humpback's Wail and Stars in Jars, which was a Scottish Poetry Library recommendation for 2014.

About the illustrator

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. He was the illustrator for The Humpback's Wail, by Chrissie Gittins.

ISBN: 9781910959558
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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