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The Day I Fell Down the Toilet and Other Poems [Paperback]

Steve Turner
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18 April 1997
Whacky poems that take a roller-coaster ride from the crazy corners of dreams to the big questions of life. Steve Turner's first collection of poetry for children is regularly in the best-seller lists. The poems make an instant impact on children, and the themes and ideas in them give lots of food for thought.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Children's Books; New Ed edition (18 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0276002407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0276002403
  • ASIN: 0745936407
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve Turner – performance poet and journalist. Author of several anthologies of adult verse and many rock biographies.

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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Steve Turner's first book of poetry for children is a delightful collection of thought provoking, quirky, humorous verse. I have shared many of the poems with my class of 6 year olds, who loved who begged for more, but there is something in this book for everybody - even grown ups! Many of the poems are really fast paced, and seem to capture the sheer exuberance of young children - just read The Jumping Game or I can't sit still! for example. Steve Turner has an ability to appeal to a child's sense of fun, and yet also write poems which deal with life's big questions. The book is illustrated throughout with David Mostyn's excellent drawings which complement Steve's style perfectly. For me, Steve Turner's collection illustrates the power, beauty and sheer fun of words... a book that's worth every penny!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 29 Jan 2006
By ADAM
Format:Paperback
Steve Turner manages to capture an excellent sense of humour which children love. I've used this in my class with 8 year olds and they love it. There are also some poems which make brief references to God, but still in a fun way.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 25 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
I bought this for my daughter after she said she enjoyed some poems in her homework book - and after I had read reviews on Amazon. The first, main review is spot on - I got home tonight from work and she has already read the whole book through, and picked out some of her favourites. She loves this book, and its pitched just right, she is able to read the poems fluently and talk about what they mean (her dad nearly knows some off by heart too - since she spent the day reciting them aloud!). A brilliant buy, and I will definately look at some more of Steve Turner's books because I know she loves it so much. The best thing about books of poems is that they can be revisited time and again, so its well worth buying - especially at this time of year, little stocking fillers!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Careful which poem you read 15 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book along with my first joke book for my friend's son aged 5 who loves jokes and rhymes. I was shocked when she told me that whilst reading the book to him she came across one poem about swear words and another telling you that santa and the tooth fairy aren't real. Luckily she managed to avoid those, but will now have to hide from her 7 year old in case he picks it up and starts reading. Would therefore only recommend if you are reading to your child or for older children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, funny poems 17 April 2012
By Ianora
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I bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter for Christmas. I enjoyed reading these poems to her and she loved reading them to me and her little sister. Some were fun and a some a little sad, but well worth the read. The title intrigued me, so I read some of the Amazon reviews to get a feel for the type of poetry book it would be and decided to buy it. I'm really glad I did. We have had such fun reading the poems together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The day I fell down the toilet book 12 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
An exceptionally funny book which I purchased as a present for my grandson for Christmas.I know he will ejoy it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasing poetry 20 Feb 2014
By Steve
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There are some very enjoyable poems here I used when I was a teacher. I lost my book and was really happy to be able to replace it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun! 22 April 2012
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I bought this present for my daughter, aged 9, who loves funny poetry. I chose it because it has 'When Daddy Fell into the Pond', one of my favourite's when I was a child. Although my children don't chose to read poems alone we've had a lot of fun reading these poems out loud together.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
so funny
Published 16 days ago by joyceann
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 year old grand-daughter
she loved the book, could read it and found it funny!
definitely okay for a 6 year old.
would recommend it
Published 1 month ago by Lynnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Has become a favourite
A great collection of poetry - both fun and thoughtful. My young year old friend really enjoyed it and we took the poem 'My Dad is bigger than your Dad' to our whole church.
Published 3 months ago by Sally F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry book for children
Excellent funny poetry book which can easily be enjoyed by chiidren and adults alike. This is my second copy, purchased to give to a neighbour.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. P. M. Duncan
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A must have for any classroom; an excellent way to begin your love of poetry (full of child related topics).
Published 9 months ago by 08simmonsf
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
great way to introduce children to poetry without overwhelming them. This is also a good book for teachers as there is plenty of humour to keep children interested
Published 11 months ago by David Leivesley
3.0 out of 5 stars I like about half the poems
I bought this book to read to childen between 4 and 7. Some of the shorter, humerous poems proved popular but many of the longer poems failed to retain the children's... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Indiana
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as expected
I ordered it for my six year grandaughter, who can read really wel, loves booksl and who enjoys poetry but I didn't even think some of the poems were suitable for young children. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Marian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought for my nephew he loves reading, and finds these poems great. Great for encouraging children to read more books.
Published 15 months ago by jjjj
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dy I fell Down The Toilet
I love this book. This book replaced one that completely fell apart.. I use it when I have to speak to groups of children because, although many of the poems are fun, they have... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Rena
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