Digging through the ground day in and day out, Worm dreams of a better life. Despite having endless paths of dirt to plough, other burrowing creatures to befriend, and underground treasures to discover, Worm wants more—more space to be alone.
Too busy to see the world around it, pushing everything aside, Worm learns a hard lesson in appreciating what you have and where you are.
This beautifully illustrated tale explores themes of hope, curiosity, and the circle of life. Taking inspiration from Seneca’s essay “On the Shortness of Life,” and drawing from the simple wisdom of the natural world, Bickford-Smith reminds readers about the importance of slowing down and engaging in the life around us.
Printed in Italy, with a foil-stamped cloth cover, sewn binding, metallic inks, and high-quality paper, Bickford-Smith's new illustrated book is for readers of all ages of fables and fairy tales, from gardeners to bird-watchers to design lovers, and for those seeking mindfulness.
“Gorgeous gold foil, illustrations and end papers make this a perfect gift for any book lover. It is a beautiful and subtly dark tale about life and its endless possibilities.” – Waterstones, Piccadilly