Let's Recycle Grandad and Other Brilliant New Poems by Roger Stevens


Let's Recycle Grandad and Other Brilliant New Poems by Roger Stevens

It isn't easy to come up with a title for a brilliant new poetry collection to top The Secret Life of Pants. A title with total kid appeal, a title to suggest the wide variety of themes and styles covered - from scary poems, to classics, to nonsense poems. Here are some of Roger Stevens' first thoughts: What News of the Lemmings? Confusing a Spink with a Snipe Playing Basket Ball with a Bull Dog When the Whiting Needs a Wipe The Twelve Starfish of the Zodiac The Secret of Prairie Dog's Box Why Alligators love Elevators Why Otters Don't Wear Socks...But when Roger suggested Let's Recycle Grandad the search was finally over. A title alluding to the environmental themes covered within the collection, but with a characteristic touch of the bizarre - how could anyone resist?


'Children will enjoy dipping into this irresistable collection...They speak directly to children, using natural language and cover a wide range of emotions...'

About the Author

Roger Stevens

Roger Stevens has had more than a hundred poems for children published in wide-ranging anthologies from The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Poetry (Hutchinson) to The Works (Every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour) (Macmillan). His verse-novel for teenagers, The Journal of Danny Chaucer (Poet) (Orion) was published in May 2002 and was dramatized on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003. His solo collections for children include I Did Not Eat the Goldfish (Macmillan) and The Monster That Ate the Universe (Macmillan).

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96 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2008



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