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There's a Crocodile in the House

Written by Paul Cookson

Illustrated by Liz Million

There's a Crocodile in the House Synopsis

Paul Cookson's staggeringly versatile range as a performance poet is fully displayed in this new collection. Humour, danger, wonder, surprise are the elements underlying his work. The collection contains some poems that need to be shouted and some that have to be whispered very quietly. There are many interactive poems in which a whole class or group of children can participate. BEEP BEEP ! WHOOSH! A great one to do with a high pitched Beep Beep and an extended quieter Whoosh! Silver saucer shining bright Flashing beams and laser lights Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Faster than the speed of sound See it spinning round and round Beep! Beep! Whoosh! Beep! Beep ! Whoosh! Dissipates, evaporates Hovers, dives and levitates Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Breaking laws of gravity Maximum velocity Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Like a diamond in the sky Beaming down from way on high Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Nasty pilot, nasty crew Coming down for me and you Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh ...

There's a Crocodile in the House Press Reviews

Absolutely perfect for a bit of audience participation and reading-aloud fun...A fun book that children will enjoy. * Poetry Zone * A truly rib-tickling selection box filled with variety and fun. * Read it, Daddy! * Surely this year's most hilarious and wacky collection of poems - from a celebrated poet-performer. * Books for Topics * Perfect for use with little ones in the classroom. * Poetry Roundabout * Contains something for everyone: aliens, football, school trips and pirates! This collection has wide appeal, but would also be great for younger primary school children...packed with humour and contains handy performance tips. * Library Girl & Book Boy * A fabulous, laugh-out-loud collection: get it immediately! * Reading Zone 5-star review * Performance poet Paul Cookson has produced another winning formula for young readers and listeners. * English 4-11 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913074005
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Paul Cookson
Illustrator: Liz Million
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Paul Cookson

Paul Cookson has been visiting schools and festivals for 30 years now, performing his work and leading workshops. This collection brings together many of his performance favourites for the first time. Like pantomime - but with better rhymes, Paul's shows are instantly memorable, always fun and the best time you can have in a school hall. He is also Poet in Residence for The National Football Museum, Poet Laureate for Slade and was commissioned by Everton Football Club to write their season ticket poem Home - which can be seen as a video on Youtube etc. Currently he is involved with ...

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