Cover Reveal – Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet

Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet – John Agard (author) and Piet Grobler (illustrator)

We have an exciting cover reveal to share with you today from the wonderful Lantana Publishing – we look forward to the book Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet, by John Agard (author) and Piet Grobler (illustrator) joining the Babipur Book Club in Spring 2021!

Excitement spreads like bushfire through the jungle. Earth 

goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to  

Antarctica, the Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the  

burning environmental issues of our times…and bushy-tailed,  

smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action! Can this infamous  

trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave  

a lasting legacy for our planet? A rip-roaring poem by a master   poet,

inspired by Earth Day (22nd April).

Lantana Publishing

Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet is a poem for our time, with a strong environmental message as we face the unprecedented global emergency of climate breakdown. A perfect celebration for Earth Day on the 22nd April, this book will help children to understand this message in an accessible, fun and engaging way. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow in autumn 2021 we are bound to be seeing and hearing a lot about this important work in the coming year.

We love the exciting narrative of this poem, as we are introduced to the earth-goddesses from all corners of the planet, with insights into mythology from around the world. Beautifully crafted collage-based illustrations will engage young readers as we find out if the earth-goddesses and Coyote can come together to save our planet from destructive human impact.  


John Agard, born in Guyana, is a world-renowned poet and  performer. He has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Gold  Medal for Poetry, the Smarties Award, the Paul Hamlyn Award and  the Casa de las Americas Poetry Award. 

Piet Grobler is a South African illustrator who has published over  85 books. He has won numerous national and international prizes  including a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava  (Slovakia), the Children’s Africana Book award (USA), and two Silver  medals (1997 and 2003) in the Noma Concours (Japan).

Lantana has a mission to publish inclusive books and they are changing the game of publishing. Specialising in commissioning books that celebrate diversity, equality, and environmental sustainability, we knew there were a perfect partnership with Babipur – find out more >HERE<

Huge thanks to Lantana Publishing for letting us be the first to reveal this wonderful new book to Babipurians, we look forward to putting it on our shelves in Spring 2021. In the meantime, check out our lovely range of books from Lantana >HERE<

You can now purchase Coyote’s Soundbite >HERE<

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1 Response

  1. Katrina says:

    Thank you for the reveal, Babipur!

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