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A Year of Nature Poems
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Joseph Coelho Kelly Louise Judd
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A Year of Nature Poems

Joseph Coelho Kelly Louise Judd


Wide Eyed Editions

Poetry (Children's&YA);
Wildlife (Children's&YA);
Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA)


32 pages

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See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. 12 inspiring poems from Joe Coelho, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal.

By:   Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by:   Kelly Louise Judd
Imprint:   Wide Eyed Editions
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 235mm, 
ISBN:   9781786035820
ISBN 10:   1786035820
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   January 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Performance poet and playwright Joseph Coelho has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the U.K.'s top performance poetry organization, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the nation. His poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads and The Works 6. He lives in Kent, U.K.

This is a beautifully produced book with a nostalgic and traditional feel that means it will appeal to all ages and never date... The book reflects the poet's love for nature and his desire to share that as widely as possible with poems that encourage contemplation about the world around us, and encourage us to slow down and think about the brief but telling introduction to each poem. A joyful celebration of nature. * Parents in Touch * Coelho's lyrical phrases are a thing of beauty ...complemented by Judd's illustrations. In full colour on every page, these are painterly and gentle, whispering of the wonders of nature. Almost all the poems make suggestions on how the writer interacts with nature, yet the conservation message is refreshingly left unpreached, allowing the reader to reflect and draw their own conclusion. * Reading Zone * This is a love letter to nature, taking us through each month. Fantastic to be read aloud as the rhythm of his poems are just beautiful. Starling murmurations, the daffodil's forms, Summer Solstice, jellyfish, leaf-fall and hibernation. What a wonderful world. * Angels and Urchins * As to be expected with Coelho's writing, a lot of the imagery is heart-flutteringly lovely and powerful. ..The book is less of an almanac and more like fuel for creative children who want to channel their own emotions into writing, inspired by the variety in the world around them. ...It reassuringly shows that emotions come and go, just like the seasons - and the bad times always pass. * Booktrust * With a poem for each month of the year, Coelho finds wonder in the natural world, from February's frog baby creche to the newly emerged stubble of budding grass in May. Kelly Louise Judd's illustrations lend a winsome wraparound vision of the changing seasons, from spring's first awakening to December's gently falling snow. * The Irish Times *

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