Paperback | Age 3-7 | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication July 2022 | ISBN 9781802580761
Meet Oak, growing taller each year as he becomes a home for a hundred different species of insect and plants and, inch-by-inch, finds his place in a rich forest of trees.
Complete with a list of fascinating facts about different species of tree, 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.
Watch the launch event ran with Nikki Gamble of Just Imagine below:
The fifth book in the Wild Wanderers series written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou. 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.
Published books in the series:
- Fly, Butterfly, Fly!
- Flow, Water, Flow!
- Run, Cat, Run!
- Burn, Fire, Burn!
- Stomp, Elephant, Stomp!
- Bloom, Flower, Bloom!
- Dig, Ant, Dig!
Dom Conlon is a poet and, whether talking on BBC Radio Lancashire or running workshops for children, Dom's work is guided by nature and the stars. Dom's work has been praised by award-winning writers such as Nicola Davies, George Szirtes and Chris Riddell.
Anastasia Izlesou is a multidisciplinary illustrator and designer from the UK. Using a mix of digital and traditional media, she creates vibrant work full of bold natural elements. The White Hare was Anastasia's first published book.
'Grow, Tree, Grow! is a wonderful balance of lyrical wonder and learning experience and may prompt poetry writing too. It would be a valuable addition to primary school libraries and classrooms.’ Anne Thompson, Just Imagine
'A beautiful book that should be in book corners, libraries and homes everywhere. So much to delight, inspire and explore.' Charlotte Hacking
'A wonderful addition to any children's book collection' Moor Trees
'It’s beautiful, informative and utterly charming.' Word Forest
'Dom’s writing is beautifully lyrical. His use of kennings, alliteration, assonance, simile, personification make it a joy to read aloud and perfect for sharing. Anastasia’s vivid illustrations capture each scene, offering plenty of details to notice and encourage further discussion.' Through the Bookshelf
'This book Grow, Tree, Grow! should be in every classroom, making children aware just how important our trees are in this world. This is truly a special book with an educational story and the amazing illustrations.' Book Read 2 Day
'Grow, Tree, Grow is utterly beautiful; a lulling text ebbing and flowing through glorious pictures. Not only will this be a favourite book, but it helps inspire a real appreciation, curiosity and understanding of the natural world.' Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
'If you haven’t seen these books, I recommend you get hold of them. They are beautiful and poetic with stunning illustrations. Cracking series.' Simon Smith
'Simply gorgeous!' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Perfect for sharing with young children to inspire a love of the natural world and a connection and belonging within it.' It's All About Stories
'If you're looking for a beautiful and timeless book to entertain, educate and inspire your children on the topic of trees and deforestation - I highly recommend Grow, Tree, Grow!' Hayley, Sparkles and Stretchmarks
'A wonderful combination of poetic text and luscious illustrations' Zoe James-Williams, Drawing on Books
'I can see this book being cherished from the offset, and referred back to time and time again as children go from hearing the book being read to them to independent readers too.' Samantha Thomas, Book Bound
'This is an ideal bedtime story but also an educational book for younger readers, with gorgeous illustrations and highlights of how important trees are to the Earth and the current state of the planet.' Heidi Ramsay, Heidi and Her Books
'If you are a teacher seeking inspiration (or just a poetry lover like me) look no further than Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou's Wild Wanderers collaboration. Joyful verse and gorgeous accompanying illustrations (with a fact file included) celebrate our natural world.' Alison Brumwell
'As well as being a beautiful book to read for pleasure, it also offers many opportunities to learn and discuss and has a place on the shelves of any primary school library or classroom.’ Agnes Guyon, The School Librarian
'This beautiful ode to nature’s sanctuaries really knocks on my heartwood and pulls my heartstrings. The artwork throughout is visually striking, breath taking and poetry itself which really capture a feeling of movement in a way that no other picture book can.' Book Bairn
'Deforestation, decomposition and photosynthesis are explored as we uncover the wonderful ecosystem of an oak tree.' The Eco News
'The illustrations are immaculate - with so much real life detail and a huge a variety of wildlife included, we have used it a lot for search and find.' The Book Deli
'It's beautifully written with such interesting lines to explore.' Busy Busy Learning
'I highly recommend this well-illustrated book and the whole series of Wild Wanderers book.' Brenda Marshall, English 4-11