Journey through a magical woodland, with poems to read and things to find
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.
Rachel Piercey is a freelance poet, editor, and tutor. She has co-edited three children’s poetry anthologies with the Emma Press and regularly performs her work and runs poetry workshops in elementary schools. Piercey’s poems for adults have been published in various journals including the Poetry Review, Magma, and the Rialto, as well as two pamphlets with the Emma Press and one with HappenStance. She lives in London.
Freya Hartas is an illustrator specializing in children’s books, and creator of the best-selling Slow Down. She graduated from Falmouth University with honors in BA illustration and loves to conjure up humorous characters, animals, and monsters, creating the most fantastical worlds for them to inhabit and get lost in. Freya lives in the vibrant city of Bristol with her partner and their ancient black cat, Katsu, and works from her cozy, cluttered desk in a shared studio down the road.