**Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal**
'Heart-warming ... a celebration of the world around us at a time when we need it the most' Creative Review
Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home.
When the season changes she must say goodbye, but she isn't ready to let go.
Award-winning designer Coralie Bickford-Smith takes us on a lyrical and enchanting journey with Bird and her animal friends. Exploring vibrant woodlands and magical night-time skies, we fly with Bird through every page and learn the story of the tree and what will happen when it is time for Bird to go.
Beautifully illustrated and lovingly told, The Song of the Tree speaks to the universal search for belonging and reminds us of the importance of community, friendship and the natural world.
'Exquisite ... vivid ... each page feels alive' Observer
'Wonderful, poetic ... a beautiful telling of a universal theme' Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading
Another exquisite, clothbound tale from Coralie Bickford-Smith... [her] illustrations are so vivid and patterned, reminiscent of traditional African wax prints, that each page feels alive. The night-time stars and fireflies sparkle, though there's no glitter or foil used, while elsewhere the text swoops bird-like across the page ― Observer
Depicts nature at its most majestic and tells a lovely fable about belonging ― Financial Times
Never have the woods looked more beautiful than in this exquisite new fable about growing up, exploring the world and understanding where you belong ― Angels and Urchins Magazine
Heart-warming . . . a celebration about the world around us and the importance of the natural world at a time when we need it the most ― Creative Review
Wonderful, poetically told . . . beautifully designed on the page to match the spirit of the words, tells of the importance of shelter and its power to encourage confidence and tolerance as well as empowering development and independence. The interdependence of the bird and the tree in this story is a beautiful telling of a universal theme -- Julia Eccleshare ― LoveReading
Magical ... an ode to nature -- Best Children's Books of 2020 ― Observer
About the Author
Coralie Bickford-Smith is one of the most renowned designers in the publishing industry, especially recognized and celebrated for her illustrated covers of Penguin's clothbound classics. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out's 100 Children's Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian.