Another step in rebuilding nature literacy
Now prize-winning children’s poet Chrissie Gittins has built her latest collection around forty of the lost nature words, with the message: “Help save the names of these animals, plants and birds from extinction and be inspired to write your own poems using other words which have been culled!”
Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in south London. She worked as an artist and teacher before becoming a fulltime writer. Her poems have been animated for CBeebies and included in many anthologies. Adder, Bluebell, Lobster brings the natural world up close through dramatic and vivid poetic imagery.
Adder, Bluebell, Lobster: Wild Poems is published on August 4 by Otter-Barry Books, an exciting new children’s imprint aiming to make a difference. It is illustrated by Paul Bommer, an illustrator, printmaker and graphic designer who worked with Chrissie on her book The Humpback’s Wail.