My First Oxford Book Of Poems by John Foster

My First Oxford Book Of Poems

Written by John Foster

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Age 0 - 5+ A delightful first collection of poetry for young children with many old favourites and plenty new too. From the fantastical and nonsensical to everyday creatures and the weather you and your child will be charmed by the pictures and the words time and time again.


My First Oxford Book Of Poems by John Foster

Useful as a resource and suitable as a gift, this collection of poems ranges from seeing shapes in clouds to the colourful peacock, and from the silly old baboon to the sounds of the sea and the rhythm of the banjo dance. The poets include Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Ted Hughes, Charles Causley, James Berry, Eleanor Farjeon, and Spike Milligan.


A charming collection of both traditional and modern poetry chosen by John Foster. Highly illustrated with original artwork. The Guardian This fine anthology will appeal to a young audience... Foster's title should find a wide audience. School Library Journal

About the Author

John Foster

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

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96 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd August 2006




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