I AM THE SEED THAT GREW THE TREE
Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018
Featured in The Independent as one of their Best New Poetry Books of 2018, The Guardian as one of their Best New Children's Books, and the i as one of their best gifts for 2-year-olds
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including -
John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more.
This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.
"This is an absolutely beautiful book. What I particularly love about it is that each illustration covers a double-page spread... The poem-a-day approach means the book can be digested slowly, and I'm sure it will help to create very many young poetry and nature enthusiasts." - Julia Donaldson, BookTrust's Best Kids' Books of 2018
"If I had to pick just one gift book to give this Christmas, then Nosy Crow's beautiful I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree, compiled by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon, would be it." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
"I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree is a magical book for children and adults to enjoy together. A beautiful and unusual selection of poems boldly illustrated. It is a new favourite!" - Sarah Crossan, Irish Children's Laureate and CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner
"For those keen to introduce their children to poetry, I am the Seed that Grew the Tree is a classic in the making, a book the whole family will cherish for years to come." - The Independent
"A huge year-round compendium of nature poetry chosen by Fiona Waters, with colourful images by Fran Preston-Gannon beckoning the reader like seed on a bird table." - The Guardian