I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree - BBD&PA Award Winner Children's 0-8 Years Category
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree has won at the 2019 British Book Design & Production Award!
22 November 2019
Last night the winners of the 2019 British Book Design & Production Awards (BBD&PA) were announced – and we're delighted that I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year has won in the Children's 0-8 Years category!
The BBD&PA promote and acknowledge the innovation of both book design and production by celebrating the best books of the year. Earlier in the year we were shortlisted for two awards – the Felt Flaps series, illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius, shortlisted in the Brand/Series Identity category, and I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree in the Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years category.
The judges said: “The beautiful images in this book were an absolute delight to the eye, and would make any reader want to return to this book time and time again.”
Published in collaboration with the National Trust, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries alike, this is a book that children (and grown-ups) will treasure. And it's also the most ambitious book that we've ever published at Nosy Crow: over three hundred fully-illustrated pages (the equivalent of ten picture books!) of poetry, in a sumptuous hardback edition, and a stunning collection of material, spanning hundreds of years – from sonnets to haikus.
Here’s our trailer for the book:
And here's a look inside:
Congratulations, Fiona and Frann!