Here, in this beautifully illustrated anthology, is all the joy and innocence, fear and frustration of childhood in one hundred poems. From John Betjeman to William Wordsworth, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Ted Hughes, from Robert Herrick to Walt Whitman, from Carol Ann Duffy to Seamus Heaney - here is a collection of poems which have been taken from the whole range of verse in English, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world of Edward Lear. This collection of Lear's best-loved nonsense verse is published to coincide with the Bicentenary of his birth in May 2012. Rediscover the Owl and the Pussycat, The Jumblies, and The Dong with a Luminous Nose. Learn what happened to The New Vestments of the old man from the Kingdom of Tess and take a stroll through Bong Tree Land.
Like poems? Love rhymes? Then this is the book for you! Stuffed with brilliant rhyming poems written by Roger Stevens, with the help of some classic and contemporary poets from Gerard Benson to Hilaire Belloc, this book is all about celebrating the rhyme. It's packed with fascinating facts about how different kinds of rhymes work, and there's a bonus section full of tips and tricks on how to write brilliant rhyming poems. Packed with fantastic rhymes and all kinds of verse, this great collection by Roger Stevens takes the reade... read more
As the author confides, Winnie-the-Pooh has "sat down on some of the pages" of this treasure trove of nursery favourites. Several of the poems feature the beloved teddy bear, helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word) or simply philosophising about a bear's world. Many of the other verses are famous as nursery classics in their own right. "Now We are Six" is an unforgettable evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Christopher Robin.
A collection of poetry that evokes the experience of living in the Caribbean - and of leaving for other lands. It conjures up the sights and sounds, tastes and tales of the Caribbean; the experience of living there - and of leaving for other lands. It contains more than fifty poems by over thirty poets.
There she was on the news, Miss Goody Two-Shoes, Caught on CCTV. Don't look so shocked! Of course you know who - Who else but Goldilocks? Poor Goldilocks, caught on camera breaking into a house of suburban grizzlies; \Pumpkin Biker Cinderella; two ugly sisters with attitude; Puss-in-Trainers, a feline with a feel for the cool; the Giant with a mobile phone!. Not to mention the Bad Hair Day Fairy, the teenage princess who wants a tattoo and the Dwarf Rap.
Here are 30 amazing poems which are rooted in the world of fairy tale an... read more
A collection of thirty poems featuring bears (and one extra one not about a bear!) to celebrate thirty years of Walker Books and in aid of The Children's Trust. The poems in this book are selected and illustrated by Colin West, a popular children's author who has written over fifty children's books and continues to produce poetry and picture books. He has also written the foreword. The book features poems by Spike Milligan, Edward Lear, Roger McGough, Stanley Cook, Colin West himself and many more well-known poets.
Robin Hood Raps are brave and good. They're cool and green 'cos they come from the wood. They shoot at the Sheriff. They laugh at the law. But they're kind to the weak and the old and the poor. So string your bow and take a shot. These Robin Hood Raps will hit the spot! Hilarious hip-hop retellings of traditional tales, from fairytales to horror stories!
Through poetry we tell the world who we are, where we're from, what we love, what we think, how we feel, and why we hope. "Tell the World" is a stunning collection of poems by teens who have taken part in workshops run by WritersCorps, a national alliance of literary arts programs for youth. Their words represent the thoughts, hopes, and dreams of teens everywhere, offering both insight and empathy.
Suitable as a gift, this title features rhymes that are useful for sharing, at playtime, at bedtime, or any time, for the delight of a new generation of children. Each rhyme is illustrated in original colour artwork.
Poetry, rhythm and melody help make it easier to absorb a new language--and make learning fun! "Korean Nursery Rhymes: Wild Geese, Half Moon and Other Favorite Songs and Rhymes" presents fourteen well-loved rhymes in bilingual English and Korean text (both Hangeul script and Romanized Korean are given). The accompanying audio CD contains recordings of all the rhymes performed in Korean and English.The selections include songs that involve children singing together or with their parents. Some of these songs accompany everyday play a... read more
Sing and learn nursery rhymes anytime, anywhere! Envision the loads of fun your child will have singing and reading nursery rhymes with this fun-filled book and CD set. Over 55 minutes of lively nursery rhyme songs will help your early learner develop im
Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-selling poet and artist Calef Brown team up to champion the ridiculous! These endlessly fascinating and imaginative poems are as fresh and delightful today as they were when Edward Lear wrote them more than a hundred years ago-from "The Owl and the Pussycat" to "The Pobble Who Has No Toes." This charming book proves that, sometimes, there's nothing children need more than a healthy dose of nonsense!