By Wittkamp, FrantzIllustrated by Scheffler, Axel
Axel Scheffler's delightful artwork brings to life these playful and easily accessible poems by Frantz Wittkamp, wonderfully adapted from German to English by national treasure Roger McGough. There are lions and tigers and mice galore, not to mention a whole host of other bizarre... and loveable creatures in this fully colour illustrated collection of short poems. Each four-line poem conjures a new scene or concept and their short length combined with the colourful detailed artwork makes this book ideal for introducing poetry to the very young. Ranging from the curious to the witty, the touching to the joyful, and all exquisitely illustrated by award-winning Axel Scheffler, Fish Dream of Trees is the perfect book of poetry to share with children young and old. A beautiful hardback with jacket covered in shiny gold details, Fish Dream of Trees makes an excellent gift.Read more
Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children's books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo's Child along with Julia Donaldson. He has illustrated books by Ian Whybrow, Philip Ardagh and T.S. Eliot as well as authoring many of his own titles. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives in London. Frantz Wittkamp was born in 1943, studied art education and biology and lives and works as a freelance graphic designer in Ludingshausen, as well as being an award-winning artist and poet. Many of his books have been published by Beltz & Gelberg. He lives in Germany. Roger McGough is one of Britain's most well known and best-loved poets. He was one of the Liverpool Poets in the sixties and since then he has published many books for children. He compiled the stunning Sensational! for Macmillan, and All The Best: Selected Poems of Roger McGough was the winner of the 2004 CLPE Poetry Award. He now lives in London and tours the country doing readings and workshops.
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