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Pumpkin Grumpkin

Written by John Agard, Grace Nichols

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Pumpkin Grumpkin Synopsis

A fantastic collection of nonsense poems from all around the world. Have you ever heard of a doctopus or a hippopotamustn't? Have you ever visited the Ning Nang Nong or lived in a floorless room? Did you know that in Japan cows go mo , in Vietnam they go o-o and that in the Philippines they go ngna-ngna ? Here is an absolutely wonderful bunch of silly and charming poems from all around the world - from classics like the Jabberwocky, to great contemporary nonsense like The Computer's First Proverb - with superb illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura.

Pumpkin Grumpkin Press Reviews

all readers will be bewitched by the power of poetry, laughing out loud and coming back to this book time and time again -- The School Librarian * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406308884
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: John Agard, Grace Nichols
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About John Agard, Grace Nichols

John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry and they have each produced a number of poetry books for both adults and children. Under the Moon and Over the Sea (9781406334487), one of their best-known children's poetry collaborations,won the CLPE Poetry Award. They have also published A Caribbean Dozen (9781406334593)and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830). John and Grace live in Lewes in Sussex. Satoshi Kitamura is a highly acclaimed illustrator from Tokyo. He won the 1993 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book ...

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