Shine, Star, Shine!

This November, the Wild Wanderers return again and this time they're exploring the Star. With words by Dom Conlon and illustration by Anastasia Izlesou, Shine, Star, Shine! is the fourth book in the Wild Wanderers series. From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze, to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world. Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder. Find out more about Shine, Star, Shine! below.

Travel with Star as her light zips across 93 million miles of space from her home to Earth, where she ripens crops, keeps us warm, creates weather and reveals a waking world full of life.

Complete with a list of facts about the stars that fill our sky and why they are important, this charming poetic picture book combines fiction and non-fiction to make a perfect educational resource for children whether at home or in the classroom.

Future titles in the series include: Grow, Tree, Grow!, Fly, Butterfly, Fly! and Flow, Water, Flow!

You can browse the full series so far here.

Dom and Anastasia have once again excelled in their story-telling capabilities, with Anastasia's illustrations bringing Dom's poetic words to life. When asked about the collaboration, Anastasia tells us 'During the illustrating process I took so much direct inspiration from Dom’s language that it’s now inseparable from the illustrations, at least in my mind...Dom’s texts keep challenging and pushing my illustration in the ways I wouldn’t expect, and although a series, each Wild Wanderers book has its own individuality.'

It was award-winning author Nicola Davies who introduced us to the wonderful poetry of Dom Conlon after she came across a poem about foxes on his website. From there, we paired him with the extraordinary illustrations of Anastasia Izlesou and that’s where Wild Wanderers was born.

On poetry, Dom says ''Poetry is a great way to connect us all. It helps us to get a bit of insight in a way that we feel as well as see."

Take a look at a sneak peak into Shine, Star, Shine! below.

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