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Walking With My Iguana

Written by Brian Moses

Walking With My Iguana Synopsis

A highly entertaining listen as well as an essential classroom and library resource, this audio collection features approximately 40 poems performed by some of the UK's top children's poets. The focus is on poems that come to life in performance and meet the needs of the classroom teacher particularly at KS2 in terms of delivering the Literacy Hour requirements for poetry. Paul Cookson, Michael Rosen, Andrew Fusek Peters, Pie Corbett, Wes Magee, and John Rice are just some of the outstanding poets that are included, and strongly represented are poets and poems from ethnic minorities whose work is more readily appreciated in performance than on the printed page eg John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Debjani Chatterjee and Adisa. Brian Moses, the doyen of performance poets for children especially in schools, has compiled this collection to not only demonstrate the richness and excitement of poetry (many of the poems are accompanied by atmospheric music and sound effects) but to meet a wide variety of curriculum needs. An accompanying book provides all the poems in written form and notes for teachers are provided on www.hodderwayland.co.uk.

Walking With My Iguana Press Reviews

The compositions work best when read aloud (and this is emphasised when listening to the CD) and offer good opportunity for Key Stage 2 pupils to enact their own recitation performances at assemblies or concerts ... An innovative book (and audio CD) that is bound to be a hit with 7 to 11 year-olds. * Scholastic Best Books * Certain to prove popular ... fun and definitely delivers the goods. * Carousel * Original and well worth a listen. * The Sunday times * [Valerie Bloom's] work adds quality to an entertaining enterprise with several high spots ... The outstanding item, for me, is John Agard's magnificent reading of Blake's 'The Tyger' with discreet but atmospheric background music. I can't imagine a group of children not being enthralled by this. It would make the perfect opening to an assembly. * The Times Educational Supplement * Plenty here to stimulate children of all ages. A few stand out ... A collection worth having. * School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840329971
Publication date: 12th March 2009
Author: Brian Moses
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: CD-Audio
Pagination: 60 pages

About Brian Moses

Brian Moses is a poet and author of books for children. He also writes resource books for teachers.

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