By Mandy Coe
A wide-ranging new collection from an exciting poet, encompassing the natural world, city life, family and belonging – suffused with warmth and empathy.
Look out for the tree that saved a town; dip your toe in the Milky Way; sing the City Seed Song; come home to Belonging Street … Mandy Coe joins our poetry list with an eagerly-awaited second collection of poems for children. She writes: “Much of the book is a quest, a search for a sense of belonging, whether the searcher is a child, a tree-that-walks, the colour grey, or a butterfly … It was wonderful to be both illustrator and writer, creating pictures full of poetry and poems full of pictures.”
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"This inspiring volume of poetry celebrates moments, from the arrival of new baby siblings to selfies, encouraging readers to notice and imagine. It draws attention to nature, including puddles, stars and butterflies, as well as cities, skies, objects, journeys and words. It sings; so your heart will too."
Nicolette Jones - Sunday Times
"A gentle, relatable book full of humour and the wonder of being alive...There are many lovely, finely observed poems in here to share between parents and children, and poems that can be used as models for children's own writing in school."
"One of our most exciting poets writing for children."