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If You Go Down to the Woods Today

By Rachel Piercey
Illustrated by Freya Hartas

Experience the everyday wonder of nature in this first book of poetry, exploring a magical woodland year

My woodland’s full of animals, of every different kind. So shall we stay here for a while and see what we can find? Experience the everyday wonder of nature in this first book of poetry, exploring a magical woodland year. With poems by acclaimed writer Rachel Piercey, 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 first poetry book for children that reflects the changing seasons, weather and the nature that can be found all around us
  • Engaging spotting activity for young children, with spreads themed around an event set in the magical woodland, and a cast of woodland friends to follow, scene to scene
  • Features back matter on a nature trail to get children outside and poetry and nature resources for inside

About the author

Rachel Piercey is a London-based poet, editor and tutor who also writes for children. Her poems have been published in magazines including The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Magma, Poetry News, The Interpreter’s House, The Tangerine, Poems in Which, The Scores and Butcher’s Dog, as well as three pamphlets, The Flower and the Plough, Rivers Wanted and Disappointing Alice. Rachel regularly visits schools, libraries and festivals to read and perform her work, encouraging children to appreciate poetry and feel empowered to write their own.

About the illustrator

Freya Hartas is a UK based illustrator specialising in children’s books. 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.

ISBN: 9781913520052
Imprint: Magic Cat Publishing
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/06/21 at 00:42:37
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