The Insect Hotel and Tiny Guests

 

This delightful publication is to be enjoyed by all ages. It contains 19 poems about insects and other small creatures whilst including subtle facts about each one that are woven into the text. The booklet also includes a Welcome poem and Letter of Appreciation. The text is presented in various formats, some rhyming.

The poetry was inspired by Manchester Museum’s entomology collection whilst the Kate was an artist-in-residence at the museum in 2020. It was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The four-colour cover image is a detail of the artwork produced during the residency. The title page shows the full artwork constructed out of a grandfather clock. 

Throughout the pamphlet, Kate has also included black and white illustrations which enhances the read but does not overpower the text. 

Price £6.50