The Worm and the Bird
A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015. Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there. Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind. As the day goes on, will they both find what they are looking for? From the author of The Fox and the Star, this is a book about searching and hoping, and how the smallest moment can be beautiful.
Brilliant ... A delight -- Philip Pullman, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' A lyrical modern fable of loneliness and belonging ... A delight to hold and behold -- Maria Popova, praise for 'The Fox and the Star' Brain Pickings Intricate, exquisite... An outstanding gift for five-plus readers -- Amanda Craig, praise for 'The Fox and the Star', selected as Picture Book of the Year in the New Statesman
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out's 100 Children's Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Her cover design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the United States and Design and Art Direction in the UK.