Award-winning picture book creators Claire Saxby and Wayne Harris team up to bring us a gentle story of nature, history, recycling and art.
A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree is felled and taken to a busy city. Bird to Bird is the story of one bird, one seed, one tree. Award-winning picture book creators Claire Saxby and Wayne Harris have crafted a gentle story of nature, history, recycling and art.
Claire Saxby is an award-winning and best-selling picture book author. Her two previous Nature Storybooks, Big Red Kangaroo (2013) and Emu (2014) both illustrated by Graham Byrne have won numerous awards. Big Red Kangaroo was a 2014 CBCA Notable Book, and won the CBCA Crichton Award for illustration, and Emu was short-listed for 2015 CBCA Eve Pownall Award and won the Environment Award for Children's Literature. Claire lives in Melbourne, where she works part-time in a bookshop. Her latest book is Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas.
Wayne Harris is an award-winning illustrator and designer. He won the APA Best Designed Picture Book of the Year Award for A Bit of Company by Margaret Wild and for Gordon's Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan. He was short-listed in the 1995 NSW Premier's Award for writing Judy and the Volcano, the same year Going Home was named an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. He works as a designer for Walker Books Australia and also teaches design and illustration. His recent illustrated works include Edge of the World, written by Ian Trevaskis, and A House for Donfinkle, written by Choechoe Brereton.
Bird to Bird
Walker Books Australia
Author: Claire Saxby
Illustrator: Wayne Harris