Laughter is an Egg by John Agard

Laughter is an Egg

Written by John Agard
Illustrated by Alan Rowe


Laughter is an Egg by John Agard

Laughter is an eggwith a crick-crack facethat can hide in the heartof the human race.Tummy tickling, rib-cracking and even wee-yourself laughs can all be found in the pages of this eggstraordinary collection of poems, riddles, jokes and ballads from the wonderful John Agard.


John Agard is a very exciting poet * TES *

About the Author

John Agard

John Agard is a playwright, poet and children's writer from Guyana, who moved to the United Kingdom in 1977. He worked for the Commonwealth Institute from 1978 to 1985, travelling throughout the United Kingdom as a touring reader promoting the Caribbean culture to over 2000 schools. He currently resides in Lewes, near Brighton with his partner, the poet Grace Nichols. He became the first Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre in London and became Poet in Residence at the BBC in London as well. He has won a total of five awards for his works, including the Paul Hamlyn Award for Poetry in 1997 and the Cholmondeley Award in 2004. John was Poet-in-Residence at the National Maritime Museum from August to November 2008.

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80 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

18th March 1991



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