The Worm and The Bird – Review


The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith is a unique and beautiful experience with a bold message.

The author, Coralie Bickford-Smith is a designer at Penguin Books. Her first book, The Fox and the Star, was named Waterstones Book of the Year and as one of Time Out’s 100 Children’s Books of All Time. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Her cover design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the United States and Design and Art Direction in the UK.

From cover to cover, this book has a simple, perfectly paced and heartfelt story with a message for us all.

The Bird and the Worm

Worm lives underground. It’s busy down there, and the poor fella never has time to stop and take in the world around him. It’s all go and, to be frank, his life is passing him by. There’s no living ‘in the moment’ for our soil-dwelling friend.

Above ground, Bird occupies a very different world, in both design and pace. Life is slower, more spacious, and more appreciative of it’s surroundings.

The Bird and the Worm

The kids had a lot of questions at the end of the book. It had clearly captured their attention and imagination.

The message is that there are many beautiful moments in life, and you should take the time to seek them out and appreciate them. Don’t let life pass you by! And that’s not a bad message to learn at all.

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The Bird and the Worm

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31 Comments

  1. Laura Pritchard
    3 September 2017
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    I used to have an old volume of Robin Hood from the 1930’s which had lovely colour pictures in!

  2. fiona waterworth
    3 September 2017
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    we have a copy of an early childs bible with beautiful artwork

  3. Graham Ross
    4 September 2017
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    Alice in wonderland book

  4. aj
    4 September 2017
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    winnie the poo

  5. 4 September 2017
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    Alice in wonderland book x

  6. Pam Francis Gregory
    4 September 2017
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    Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

  7. Emily C
    4 September 2017
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    I adore the black and white ink illustrations in my childhood copy of The Hobbit – so much that we have a whole separate book of art inspired by Tolkien’s work.

  8. Sheena Batey
    4 September 2017
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    My old childhood version of Peter Pan was so evocative.

  9. jo liddement
    5 September 2017
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    Kate Greenaway who was a Victorian children’s illustrator.The Queen of the Pirate Isle has her gorgeous illustrations.

  10. Ruth Harwood
    5 September 2017
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    love the artwork in A A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh series xx

  11. claire griffiths
    6 September 2017
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    winnie the pooh series

  12. Helen Stratton
    8 September 2017
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    Josh Kirby’s illustrations for the Discworld books are amazing.

  13. Sally Collingwood
    8 September 2017
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    Love the illustrations in the Winnie the Pooh books

  14. Laura Jones
    13 September 2017
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    i love the crow on the spade in this but other books which are brilliant are the Beatrix Potter books

  15. Jeanette Leighton
    16 September 2017
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    Love the illustrations in the brothers Grimm fairytale book I own

  16. A.E. ADKINS
    17 September 2017
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    Love E. H. Shepards illustrations of Winnie the Pooh

  17. Stevie
    18 September 2017
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    I like Lodger from David Bowie’s book collection.

  18. Hester McQueen
    19 September 2017
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    Beatrix Potter illustrations – loved all the books – still do!

  19. Susan B
    20 September 2017
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar has bold and brilliant illustrations.

  20. Karen Richards
    24 September 2017
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    A bible my Mam had when she was young. Beautiful artwork.

  21. Helen Humphries
    28 September 2017
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    Absolutely loads! Children’s picture book artwork is always amazing. The earliest I remember loving is, Grandmother Lucy and Her Hats and I still love stuff with a bit of retro vibe to it. This is amazing though, so different.

  22. paula cheadle
    28 September 2017
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    I love the photo’s of my old book of Tom Thumb

  23. 29 September 2017
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    Beatrix potter illustrations

  24. Jennifer Baker
    30 September 2017
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    Beatrix Potter

  25. Meryl Thomas
    30 September 2017
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    ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK

  26. Joanna Phillimore
    30 September 2017
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    Grimms Fairytales

  27. janine atkin
    30 September 2017
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    beatrix potter books have gorgeous artwork

  28. CAROL PATRICK
    30 September 2017
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    Aesop’s Fables, a beautiful book I loved as a child. I was spell-bound by the stories & adored the pictures.

  29. Tracey Susan Anderson
    30 September 2017
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    I adore the artwork in Beatrix Potter books 🙂

  30. Natalie Crossan
    30 September 2017
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    Beatrix Potter

  31. Adrian Bold
    30 September 2017
    Reply

    Peter Rabbit

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