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Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.


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Can I Come Too?
Can I Come Too?
Brian Patten
Award-winning Nicola Bayley’s stunning illustrations of animals from the tiny mouse, who leads an expedition of curious friends on a great adventure, to the enormous whale ‘the biggest creature in the world’ who is their find, captivate readers as they...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2013
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Thawing Frozen Frogs
Thawing Frozen Frogs
Brian Patten
Age 7+. A wonderful collection of witty and thought provoking poems on every subject you can think of. Ever thought Why Toads Look Much More Serious Than Frogs? Probably not. But, after reading Brian Patten’s poem you may look at...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2012
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The Big Snuggle-up
The Big Snuggle-up
Brian Patten
Age: Baby +. On a cold winter's night one animal after another invites himself into a house and by the time it's bedtime there's all manner of animals and scarecrow tucked up by the fire. Some delightful close-up and colourful...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books of the Month | Poetry
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2011
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Jumping Mouse
Jumping Mouse
Brian Patten
Brian Patten is one of Britain's best-loved poets. This is his retelling of the touching story of Jumping Mouse, a remarkable Native American fol tale and teaching story that has captivated people of all ages for many years.  Brian first...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2010
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The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry
Brian Patten
Age 6+ This is a wonderful celebration of poems by ten of the most outstanding poets of the last 30 years or so. There’s something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There’s even an...
Featured in: 5+ readers | Poetry
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/1999
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