All the Wild Wonders by Wendy Cooling
Poems of Our Earth

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For this celebration of our Earth — and the most topical theme of our time — distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are highways damaging our countrysides? What can we do about garbage? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colorful illustrations resonate, making this a gift book with a difference. Poets include John Agard, Dionne Brand, Tony Bradman, Tony Chen, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Grace Nichols, Thomas Hardy, Ian Souter, John Milton, Tony Bradman, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Alan Brownjohn, William Blake, Benjamin Zephaniah, Christina Rossetti, Ogden Nash, Andrew Fusek Peters, and other poets from all over the world.
 

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Wendy Cooling is a highly respected figure in the children's book world. A former teacher, she is the founder of the Bookstart programme and has edited story collections for Puffin, Orion and Collins, poetry anthologies for Franklin Watts and has retold traditional tales for Barefoot Books. Wendy lives in Hertfordshire. Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War (9781845070557) and Aesop's Fables (9781847800077) with Beverley Naidoo, and Fussy Freya (9781845075118) with Katharine Quarmby.
 
Published July 29, 2010 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The final poem, "Natural Anthem," ends with the lines, "God save / Our / Green."

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