Wendy Cooling, MBE, is well known in the world of children’s books, in the UK and beyond. She has contributed enormously to supporting the provision of books for young children and is also a celebrated anthologist.
She hopes that at least one of the poems lingers in the readers mind.
Poets are taken from different periods of time, and space, from Christina Rosetti to Benjamin Zephaniah.
Two of my favourites are; The Prayer Tree, Anon, ‘I am the beam that supports your house, the board of your table, the bed on which you lie... and The Old Windmill by Paul Bright, Catch the wind, just for an instant,Catch the wind , then let it go…
The illustrations are superb and involved in the words and lines of the poems, cleverly created by Piet Gobler in watercolour washes of subtle colours which support the poems in thought and feeling.
A recent release from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and an excellent addition for any library, home or school.
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