John Agard’s work is well-known, appreciated and deservedly award-winning, and this picture book, with wonderful illustrations by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, will delight his current fans and may create new ones. He dedicates the book to the Mi’Kmaq, (First Nation in Nova Scotia), for whom there is a gateway between this world and the spirit world, and that is the idea behind this book, The ‘little persons’ are representative of various aspects of Nature: bird-person in feathered cape, fish-person in blouse of scales, and so on, all beautifully illustrated as friendly beings with important jobs to do, and they are called and collected one by one as the book progresses. They all join in the dance of Earth’s guests at the end of the book. ‘Just follow your heart-song when next it calls. Planet earth has room for the footsteps of all’. One to be treasured.
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Illustrator: Jessica Courtney-Tickle