Coyote's Soundbite: A Poem For Our Planet By John Agard
Excitement spreads like bushfire through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, the Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times...and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action! Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet? A rip-roaring poem by a master poet, inspired by Earth Day.
Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet is a poem for our time, with a strong environmental message as we face the unprecedented global emergency of climate breakdown. A perfect celebration for Earth Day on the 22nd April, this book will help children to understand this message in an accessible, fun and engaging way.
We love the exciting narrative of this poem, as we are introduced to the earth-goddesses from all corners of the planet, with insights into mythology from around the world. Beautifully crafted collage-based illustrations will engage young readers as we find out if the earth-goddesses and Coyote can come together to save our planet from destructive human impact.
John Agard, born in Guyana, is a world-renowned poet and performer. He has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Smarties Award, the Paul Hamlyn Award and the Casa de las Americas Poetry Award.
Piet Grobler is a South African illustrator who has published over 85 books. He has won numerous national and international prizes including a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava (Slovakia), the Children’s Africana Book award (USA), and two Silver medals (1997 and 2003) in the Noma Concours (Japan).
Author: John Agard
Illustration: Piet Grobler
Age: 7+ years
32 pages - Hardback
Printed on FSC certified paper with non petroleum based inks
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