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A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis
  • July 2020
  • 978-1-912650-48-4
  • 203 x 203mm
  • 40pp £12.99
  • Age 4+
  • World ex US and Canada
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A New Green Day

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Antoinette Portis Click here for biography

Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again.

English Association awardWinner of an English Association Picture Book Award. Read more here.

Praise for this book

'Lyrical, funny and elegantly illustrated, it's ideal to reread.' NEW STATESMAN

'If ever there was an invitation to look anew at the natural world, then Antoinette Portis' sequence of lyrical riddles offers just that... Every riddle asks readers and listeners to embrace the great outdoors, to re-experience the familiar with all their senses alert and with a willingness to allow each encounter with nature to reveal unexpected riches.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

'Aimed at children up to age seven, it will engage even the youngest child. The text is lyrical and poetic; the illustrations are a beautiful mixture of ink, stamps, leaf prints, charcoal, and brushwork, all rendered in a range of earthy tones... Portis reminds us that nature is not for passive viewing. It is to be enjoyed and cherished.' JUST IMAGINE

'There is SO much to love about this lyrically written book that gently calls us to appreciate our world afresh. Rich in texture, both verbal and visual, Antoinette Portis' A New Green Day offers fresh lenses through which to see the natural world and its beauty each and every time we set foot outside.' RED READING HUB

'This is a wonderful book about embracing nature and all its magic. It encourages you to slow down and observe more – a great addition to any bookshelf.' BOOKISH WAY TO PLAY

'A clever and beautifully realised picture book that presents children aged 4-7 with a word puzzle on each page. Each poetic riddle provokes a child to think, and each picture (and the illustrations provide stunning ideas for KS1 art displays) reveals the word. A great book to read aloud to EYFS and KS1 classes; reading the clue, while covering the picture answer. Highly recommended.' SCHOOL READING LIST

'With its simple yet powerful language, outstanding artwork, and brilliantly inspirational design and format, this is the perfect story to read aloud… and awaken the senses of even the youngest of readers.' LANCASHIRE EVENING POST



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