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Poems Aloud

Written by Joseph Coelho

Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett

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Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twenty poems by the award-winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence. Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry.


Poems Aloud Synopsis

Children will learn 20 techniques for reading aloud by trying out 20 funny and thoughtful original poems by the much-loved and award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho.

There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody's ear.

Richly textured, warm and stylish illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett bring each page to life.

Poems Aloud Press Reviews

'Discover clever ways to perform poetry with confidence in a collection of 20 of Coelho's original poems, all designed to be read aloud. Now in paperback.' - The Bookseller

'If anyone is going to convince a child that poetry is cool, it's award-winning children's author, playwright and performance poet Joseph Coelho. [...] If you want to show your children how fun poetry can be, this book is the one for you.' - The Independent

Poetry for children is dead. Really? Not when there are young poets like Joseph Coelho - Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9780711263925
Publication date: 18/01/2022
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711263925
Publication date: 18th January 2022
Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator: Daniel Gray-Barnett
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Funny, Poetry

About Joseph Coelho

JOSEPH COELHO is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads by Jacqueline Wilson and The Works 6, edited by Pie Corbett, but Werewolf Club is his first solo collection. He lives in Folkestone, Kent.

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