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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

James Carter
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Illustrated By

Mique Moriuchi

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2011

ISBN

9781847801685

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Hey Little Bug Poems for Little Creatures by James Carter



Hey Little Bug Poems for Little Creatures

Written by: James Carter
Illustrated by: Mique Moriuchi


Primary Age range - 5+ readers   Secondary Age range - 3+ readers   Category - Poetry    

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Age 5+

Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin:

Hey, Little Bug! is a charming and tender collection written for the ‘little bugs’ that constantly absorb sights and sounds around them. As a performer of poetry, James Carter writes with the exuberance he would give when delivering poems in person, and each one contains this lively enthusiasm both on and off the page. It is clear the poems mean a lot to Carter, and this is easily transferred to the reader. Many of the poems are highly engaging; asking ‘What am I?’ and ‘Where did we go?’ – and young readers can shout out loud with imaginative responses. The collection takes us from the smallest of bugs, to the biggest of animals, and concludes with peaceful bedtime. Children will find it absorbing and entertaining and adults will be reading with smiles written on their faces.

 

Synopsis

Hey Little Bug Poems for Little Creatures by James Carter

Hey little bug - how do you hug - or cuddle or kiss your mum or sis - with all those arms and legs and things - and wiggly bits and wobbly wings? Spotty ladybirds, crawly caterpillars, show-offy butterflies; cats, dinosaurs, bears; first day at school, the naughty step, show and tell...There are poems about all of these and more in this delightful collection of verse for young children. Perfect for Early Years and Infant classrooms, and for older children too, these poems are fresh, funny and brilliant for reading aloud.



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"imaginative and innovative" - Jacqueline Wilson



About The Author


James Carter

James Carter is a prize-winning poet and guitarist. He travels all over the UK and abroad to give lively poetry performances and workshops - in schools, libraries and at literary festivals. His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker Books) and Time-Travelling Underpants and Greetings, Earthlings! (Macmillan). James was the major contributor to the recent Cbeebies TV series Poetry Pie. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.


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