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The Dictionary of Dads Poems

Written by Justin Coe

Illustrated by Steve Wells

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They’re all here in this sometimes funny, sometimes touching, often surprising new collection: the Abracadabra Dad; the Jukebox Dad; the Pirate Dad and the Prison Dad; the Refugee Dad and the Rollercoaster Dad; right through to the Zen Dad and the Zzzz Dad. Using a wide variety of forms, Justin Coe parades 50 or more different fathers in front of his readers in poems that will make them laugh, smile, think or just nod in recognition. Not all of these dads are lovable, but there’s no doubt that they all feel real, and this is a collection that is well worth close reading. ~ Andrea Reece


The Dictionary of Dads Poems Synopsis

He's my Abracadabra dad

He wows me with his wizardry

Slips secrets up his sleeve

To magic away misery

Look out for Big Bad Dad and Caveman Dad, laugh at Daddy Disaster and Donkey Dad, feel sorry for Faraway Dad and look forward to Homecoming Dad. Then raise a cheer for Mum-Dad! There are more than fifty different dads in The Dictionary of Dads. Find your favourite - but watch out for Exploding Dad! This is a brilliant and funny debut collection from a poet who performs his work in schools and theatres across the UK, with witty illustrations by Steve Wells.

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ISBN: 9781910959169
Publication date: 18/05/2017
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959169
Publication date: 18th May 2017
Author: Justin Coe
Illustrator: Steve Wells
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Poetry
Other Categories: Father's Day

About Justin Coe

Justin Coe is a performance poet on a mission to reconnect people with poetry and poetry with people. A regular and popular performer in schools, theatres and community settings, he has entertained everywhere from Sheppey to Shanghai and from the Savoy Hotel to street corners, steam trains and a sitting-room made entirely out of newspaper. In the last decade, since relocating to Southend and becoming a father, he has also written and performed seven spoken word theatre shows for young people. His most recent show Big Wow Small Wonder (about the joys of being the smallest boy in school) is ...

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