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  • The strangest and loveliest offering for small readers ... Exquisitely drawn, it's drily funny and addresses our perennial failure to appreciate the wonder of life

    Amanda Craig, 'Best Children's Books of 2017', New Statesman
  • Gorgeous ... Bickford-Smith's life-affirming artwork raises The Worm and the Bird to the stars

    The Times
  • Absolutely stunning. A very sweet story with a touch of dark humour too. Wonderful. A fantastic book

    Chris Haughton, author of 'A Bit Lost'
  • A beautifully illustrated fable

    'Gifts for Christmas 2017', Guardian Bookshop
  • I love love love it, just beautiful

    Millie Marotta, author of 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom'
  • I love it. A book to buy and treasure, for yourself or others.

    Marion Deuchars, author of 'Let's Make Some Great Art' and 'Colour'
  • It's touching, lovely to look at, beautifully conceived and designed. Good for children, and busy grown-ups too

    David Gentleman, author of 'London, You're Beautiful'
  • ...exceptionally beautiful... A modern fable, with a timeless message to appreciate what we have before it is too late.

    Fiona Noble, Bookseller, Children’s Preview

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