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Featuring turbo-charged trees, double agent forests and leaves that perform magic, this is a wide-ranging collection of fun, lyrical and thought-provoking poems. Some have already appeared on programmes such as Blue Peter, Poetry Please and BBC Poetry Pie. Others have delighted audiences up and down the country. There are new poems that celebrate the outdoors, tree-climbing, forest school, ecological matters and nature in the city, alongside a smattering of favourites from previous anthologies and collections. As ever Andrew infuses the poems with his bonkers and surreal imagination.
‘Andrew Fusek Peters’ poems, like the man himself, have always been great performers — they make you stop and listen. These new poems do all that and more. They make you listen and look, look at the natural world around you. And they leave you thinking when they go.’ —Philip Gross
‘Your zaniness reminded me of Eddie Izzard!’ —C. Jones, KS2 class teacher
SynopsisAll the Frogs collects together the poems John Mole has written for children since the publication of This is the Blackbird which was shortlisted for the CLPE Award. As in...
SynopsisThe poems in Bookside Down are written about and for 21st Century children, who are into their friends, the TV, Wiis, DS’s, computers, collectibles and things that make them laugh....
SynopsisCuckoo Rock overlooks Magical Valley, the potato caves and Cuckootown. It is the most wondrous, magical place. It is where the Singing Nettles are heard by the Yaffling Tree, where...