Book of the Week: The Worm and The Bird
Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed countless beautiful covers for classic and new books, most notably for the Penguin Clothbound Classics series. On her website she describes how her work on the Clothbound Classics “harks back to the world of Victorian bindings and a golden age of book binding.”
In 2015 she turned her hand to creating her own picture books, full of wonderful illustrations. The first of these books was The Fox and The Star, which has been a huge hit, largely because of it’s eye-catching cover. Now she has returned with her second book, its cover design echoing that of its predecessor.
The Worm and The Bird is bound with black cloth and the design is printed in a metallic copper colour. The art inside resembles that of The Fox and The Star and tells a similarly charming tale. Beneath the ground, Worm dreams of having more space to move around, while up above Bird waits through sun and rain and wind. This is a story about hoping and searching - will Worm and Bird both get what they are looking for?
This is a book not to be missed, whether as a gift to be treasured for the children in your life, or as a work of art that all book-lovers can appreciate.