The Sunday Post (Newcastle)
Benjamin Zephaniah, Orchard Books, £12.99
Beautifully illustrated by Nila Aye, poet Zephaniah’s celebration of the natural world is a joy to read out loud with younger children.
Brimming with charming creatures, like beetles in feather boas and hedgehogs playing cards, it encourages wee ones to look at nature, and notice everything from the snails searching for food to the caterpillars waiting to turn into butterflies. Inclusive illustrations mean children will be able to see themselves reflected in the pages.