Author(s): Paula Green
An award-winning collection of the best New Zealand poems for children, edited by star New Zealand poet Paula Green and illustrated inventively by Jenny Cooper.
Winner of a Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Award 2015
This exciting collection is truly a must-have for every home, school and library.
Bursting with wonderful poems that will make you laugh, cry, nod and ponder, this book is beautifully illustrated and makes a perfect gift book.
Paula Green (Author) Paula Green is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded poets, having published a number of poetry collections of her own for both adults and children and edited several anthologies. With Harry Ricketts she wrote the critically acclaimed 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry (2010), which was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards 2011. She lives in west Auckland with her husband, the painter Michael Hight, and two daughters.The Otago Daily Times wrote of her poetry collection The Baker's Thumbprint, 'There is a glowing, throbbing beauty in this one. This little book seems to pulse with warmth and sense of calm, comfort and joy. Green this time around has blown open the doors and taken an endless rainbow of excitement and imagination. All the way through you think, "Wow, wonder what's coming next?" Green once said "There is a magical reaction between something I see, hear, experience, feel or remember and the words in my head. In that magical moment, I find the seeds of a poem. And it is of course completely unpredictable." The Baker's Thumbprint is neat.Jenny Cooper (Illustrator) Jenny Cooper is an award-winning and prolific illustrator of more than 70 children's books, and says she finds each new title ocompletely different and a new adventureo. Noted for being an exceptionally versatile, characterful and exuberant illustrator, the judges of the 2015 LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards praised Jenny for the omultitude of talents in her basket of goodies . . . she is able to draw a variety of animals convincingly well; her command of emotional drawing is also superb. The depth of feeling in the faces of her characters brings tears to the reader's eyes. She is surely envied by other illustra