• A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever

  • I would like to frame each page

    Guardian, Books of the Year
  • My picture book of the year ... outstanding

    New Statesman
  • Another exquisite, clothbound tale from Coralie Bickford-Smith... [her] illustrations are so vivid and patterned, reminiscent of traditional African wax prints, that each page feels alive. The night-time stars and fireflies sparkle, though there's no glitter or foil used, while elsewhere the text swoops bird-like across the page.