The Word Party by Richard Edwards

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Poetry about children, their imagination, questions, feelings, is of two kinds: for children to relate to, and for adults and older children to reflect upon. Edwards writes about young children for young children - a modern Milne.
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The Word Party by Richard Edwards

'Loving words clutch crimson roses, Rude words sniff and pick their noses, Sly words come dressed up as foxes, Short words stand on cardboard boxes, Common words tell jokes and gabble, Complicated words play Scrabble ...' Read aloud, these poems will have an immediate impact and will bring enjoyment to both children and adults. The line drawings by John Lawrence, one of our finest illustrators, are also a delight.

About the Author

Richard Edwards has been writing poetry for many years and has had poems accepted in various literary magazines. He teaches English on the east coast of Italy. His book Amazing Animal Alphabet was runner-up in the English 4-11 Awards for the Best Children's Picture Books of 1998. John Lawrence is one of the finest illustrators in Britain today. He is known for his wood cuts and engravings as well as his children's book illustrations.

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64 pages


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Publication date

17th April 1986



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