Winter Sleep. A Hibernation Story
Sean Taylor partners with ecologist Alex Morss and illustrator Cinyee Chiu to create the text for this quiet, enticing walk into the natural world. The story begins in summer, with a young boy staying at Granny Sylvie’s, on a walk to their secret glade, taking in the wonder of the vibrant wildlife all around. Readers next meet them in winter, with the delights of the summer hidden; only able to be visualised by the boy through Granny Sylvie’s rich and vivid descriptions. The pictures work alongside the rich, poetic language to create a sense of awe, wonder and joy in the natural world. An appended information section provides an illuminating guide for young explorers.
Forthcoming (March 2021) from the same authors and illustrator: Busy Spring. Nature Wakes Up Words & Pictures 9780711255395