Hope Is the Thing
Published: 2023 by Allen & Unwin
Level: Early Years (R-2)
An outstanding book listing all the ways we hope, demonstrated by Australian birds. Based on a famous poem by Emily Dickinson ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers, there is so much to think about beyond the beautiful words and illustrations with notes from the author and illustrator including encouragement for children to be observers, their motivation and notes about the production and design. The illustrator, Erica Wagner explains the illustrations are created with mixed media collages on a background of paint and ink.