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Graham Denton is a widely published poet and anthologist. Publications of poems selected by Graham include My Cat is in Love with the Goldfish for A&C Black, as well as Silly Superstitions (Macmillan), Wild! Rhymes that Roar (Macmillan) and the CLPE-short-listed Giving You the Willies (Delightfully Devilish Verse and Much Much Worse).
Age 7+ poetry. Selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin: When Granny Won Olympic Gold is a lively, humorous collection of medal-winning sports poems that children aged 7 or 8+ will love. It includes plenty of humorous rhymes along with some moving and thought-provoking poems, and features all kinds of writing styles - from haiku to limericks. The collection is publishing at a perfect time to build on the increased interest in all things Olympic in the lead-up to 2012 London Olympics.
Age 7+. A wonderful collection of mad love poems that will make you giggle, squirm and swoon. When frogs don’t turn into princes and a whale falls head over tail for a submarine, love really does turn upside down.
From Friday the 13th through Lucky Pants to counting magpies this hilarious collection covers all angles of superstitions with poems that children will really want to read. A short favourite of mine is: I have a bag of apples which I keep just near the bed, and when the doctor rings the bell I pelt one at his head! â€“ Geoff Lowe. So, turn around three times, throw salt over your shoulder and buy the book.
A collection of noted comic poet Graham Denton's hilarious poems for children. With poems on topics from sport to family to TV to aliens, and a lot of silliness thrown in, this is guaranteed to keep kids chuckling. A brilliant book to get young readers enjoying poetry, and a great resource for teachers looking for poems that kids will love to learn by heart.
Following the same successful formula as The Secret Life of Pants, Let's Recycle Grandad, and My Cat is in Love with the Goldfish, When Granny Won Olympic Gold is a lively collection of poetry for 8-12 year olds. It includes plenty of humorous rhymes along with some moving and thought-provoking poems, and features all kinds of writing styles - from haiku to limericks. The collection is publishing at a perfect time to build on the increased interest in all things Olympic in the lead-up to 2012 London Olympics. A collection of medal-winning sports poems that children will love.
Following the same successful formula of The Secret Life of Pants and Let's Recycle Grandad, My Cat is in Love with the Goldfish is a compilation of the loopiest love poems ever brought together in one collection. This is a truly original and engaging book of poems that kids will find impossible to resist. Forget the 'Owl and the Pussycat', here we've got the skunk and the porcupine, the octopus and the rhinoceros, a whale that falls head over tail for a submarine, and much more besides. With tongue twisters, limericks, epitaphs, haiku, love songs, and wonderfully witty wordplay throughout, My Cat is in Love with the Goldfish is a refreshing new take on one of poetry's perennial themes.
This is a wonderful collection of over fifty poems that don't rhyme - from Zephaniah to Agard. This anthology collects together some of the very best children's poets ever, with some of their very best non-rhyming poetry. From known to unknown, from classic to contemporary, from funny to serious and back again, this is a definitive, classy and stylish book ... a little gem.
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