ISBN 9780241370704 – Ladybird – Penguin UK Paperback 32 pp – Oct 2019
Laurie Stansfield has worked as a freelancer since graduating in 2010, but only recently arrived at where she feels most at home – illustrating children’s picture books. She creates her art digitally using a loose line, lots of texture and a limited but punchy colour palette. Laurie lives with her husband in Bristol, and works out of an inspiring studio space which she shares with a handful of up-beat creatives. Her clients include Scriberia, Frances Lincoln, Tuesday’s Child, The Met Office, cBeebies and Penguin Random House.
A diverse, contemporary collection of first poems for young children. Perfect for performing out loud.
From rockets to mermaids and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in this diverse and contemporary collection.
Perfect for young children aged 4+ who are approaching poetry for the very first time, these poems can be performed out loud, shared with others or simply read in your head. Featuring award-winning poets, brand new voices, hip-hop artists and spoken-word performers, this is a wonderfully fresh, diverse and relevant new anthology that will get children laughing, thinking, sharing and performing!
With gorgeous illustrations by Laurie Stansfield, and an accompanying CD that features performances from the poets themselves.