The Worm and The Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Book Covers As Art. #BookCoversAsWorksOfArt


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.

It is a simple fact that I love the cover as much as I am infatuated with the whole book. Here we have a story of simplicity and beauty combined with illustrations throughout that celebrates the magic of illustrated books.  As children we loved them and The Worm And The Bird and The Fox and The Star gives us back the magic of books with pictures that combined with words, told stories that as a child began my love of reading.



I can’t wait for the author’s third book to be realised, because it will definitely be added to my collection.




You can order the author’s books from Amazon and Waterstones or why not speak to your local indie, many of whom are still posting out books. They are the stalwarts of the book industry and they need our support more than ever!

About the author 

Coralie Bickford-Smith is one of the most renowned designers in the publishing industry, especially recognized and celebrated for her illustrated covers of Penguin’s clothbound classics. 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 third book, The Song of the Tree, is a lyrical, heart-warming new tale about a Bird that loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home. When the season changes she must say goodbye, but she isn’t ready to let go. As she listens to the other animals, Bird learns to sing a new song.

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