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I Like This Poem: A Collection of Best-loved Poems Chosen by Children for Other Children in Aid of the International Year of the Child (Puffin Books) [Paperback]

Kaye Webb , Antony Maitland
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25 Oct 1979 Puffin Books

I LIke This Poem is a classic collection of children's poems from Puffin Books.

Highwaymen and naughty children, sharks and baboons, the Snitterjipe and the Jabberwocky, all have their part to play.

Each and every poem in this treasure chest of family favourites was chosen by a child for other children.

With poems from William Wordsworth and Christina Rosetti to Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen, there really is something for everyone. Classics to savour and new favourites to discover!

This is a classic anthology to treasure forever.

Kaye Webb became Editor of Puffin Books in 1961. During the 1960s and 1970s her instinct and flair resulted in the addition of many outstanding titles to the Puffin list, and in 1967 she launched the highly successful Puffin Club, now the Puffin Book Club. She was widely known for her remarkable contribution to children's books, and was awarded the MBE in 1974. She retired from Puffin 1979, but continued her involvement with children's books. Kaye Webb died in January 1996.


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (25 Oct 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140312951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140312959
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here is a book of poems to take with you to a desert island. Learn them and they become part of you. Say them out loud and they sing to your soul (Michael Morpurgo)

About the Author

Kaye Webb became Editor of Puffin Books in 1961. During the 1960s and 1970s her instinct and flair resulted in the addition of many outstanding titles to the Puffin list, and in 1967 she launched the highly successful Puffin Club, now the Puffin Book Club. She was widely known for her remarkable contribution to children's books, and was awarded the MBE in 1974. She retired from Puffin 1979, but continued her involvement with children's books. Kaye Webb died in January 1996.

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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I was given this book at the age of eight, and at 30 I still love many of its poems, tho my copy is falling to bits. My stepchildren stopped all activity and listened when I read The Caterpillar's Song, looked a bit confused during Macavity the Mystery Cat and giggled about Oh I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth. There are great comic poems, but also more serious and thought-provoking poems. The range of ages contributing to the book's content make this such a great book to give to kids at an early age - they can find something to appeal to them whatever their mood and age. Thoroughly recommended.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read 25 May 2000
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Format:Paperback
Excellent poems from both famous and unrecognised poets. The children's reviews and choose are both inspiring and refreshing. A book for any age!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic foundation to childrens poetry. 13 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
I also was given this book aged 7 in 1979. It has been read so much that I had my original copy rebound in hardback 10 years ago.

It has a fantastic range of poems which are grouped into different age groups for easy navigation. Accompanying each poem are the child's reasons why they chose to it to be included within the book. These insights, often charming, form a brilliant beginning for discussion about poetry with your child.

From a child's perspective the poems are quite simply a joy to read. Included within the collection are exciting, magical, funny, sad, scary and narrative poems. A suitable poem for every occasion and every taste, especially bedtime!

I would thoroughly recommend this book to all children, parents and poetry lovers and hope it also brings you as much pleasure.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood favourite 5 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
A wonderful anthology which serves as a great introduction to the world of poetry.

I too received this poem as a present when I was about 6, and it has been a firm favourite ever since. I read my original copy so much that it fell apart by the time I was in my teens, and now my replacement copy is in tatters from being read each night to my little daughter, who adores it just as much as I did.

Though graded by age, from 6-7 year-olds, up to 14-year-olds, I started reading this to my little girl when she was just a baby, at first picking out just the cute, short, funny verse, then gradually introducing longer and more sophisticated poems.

This volume includes classic poems by Shakespeare, WH Auden, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, Walter De La Mere, Tolkein, Robert Frost, A.A.Milne and many, many more. It does a great job of mixing the funny, serious, ridicuous and achingly beautiful.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic introduction to poetry 25 Aug 2005
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had this book as a child and sadly my original 1979 edition has gone mouldy. As I now have children of my own I simply had to replace this, it's a great introduction to poetry, all the poems are collected into suitable age rannges and gave me hours of enjoyment, I just hope the replacement does the same for my children.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE This Poem 18 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant collection which gave my daughter a love for language and meaning many years ago which still endures, and which I hope will instil the same love in my grandchildren.I must have bought at least four replacement copies over the years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Poetry 16 Jan 2011
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I bought this for my 6-year-old daughter for Christmas after she started to show an interest in poetry. What a good purchase! She instantly loves it and has even memorized one poem ('The End' by A.A. Milne, appropriately for a 6-year-old) which she takes great delight in reciting to anyone who'll listen. She has already turned down the corners of many pages to mark her favourites. I can see that she (and I) will continue to get so much out of this book for years and years to come. Her younger sister has also been inspired and has asked for a poetry book of her own for her 5th birthday; I just hope I can find another anthology to match this one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars heskethhogg@btinternet.com 18 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this poetry book for a 9 YO boy, it is full of poems for all ages and I love it myself. The poems are set out for various age groups in sectione but I think they are all enjoyable for all the age groups.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars charming
we're having so much fun with this! it can be dipped into and sampled, snacked from, or a full repast can be had, turning each savoury page for another delicious bite.
Published 17 days ago by Signora Weasley
5.0 out of 5 stars Well chosen poems
I chose this anthology for a 6 yr old as a Christmas present and she loved the one or two we read together. Read more
Published 2 months ago by crablet
5.0 out of 5 stars Nine year old loves it
Bought this for my nine year old granddaughter. She tells me she loves it and her eleven year old sister is dipping in and out of it too. A book to keep
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. J. E. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Every poem you'd want your child to read is right here
Don't think twice about this one - your children will love it. All the classics and a few good surprises.
Published 4 months ago by LUCY J CAUSWELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as I remembered
Great selection of poems -perfect for kids. I had this book for Christmas when I was a kid and now buying my son it for Christmas. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Daisys Mum
5.0 out of 5 stars Best collection of mixed lightweight and witty poems.
This is a wonderful collection of poems suitable for children and adults alike. My children had this volume many years ago, now it's the turn of my grandchildren to gain a love of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. Broad
5.0 out of 5 stars Fall in a pond for posterity.
Lovely poems for reading out loud to children. When Father fell into the pond was the current favourite as it reminded them of a childhood incident similar to the piem.
Published 5 months ago by MRS FLORENCE M SHAW
1.0 out of 5 stars What a total disappointment!
Having read product description was not expecting this, only one or two poems for each age group so BEWARE check this type of book out thoroughly if you want this for a Christmas... Read more
Published 6 months ago by jennysmort
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic selection of poems
I love this book. I had it as a child and it fell apart. I have now bought it to read to my son.

The selection of poems is great. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs R F Walklate
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love it
Bought for daughter and niece (7yr olds) and they both love it.
The included feedback and comments on the poems, from other children, makes this book far more interesting than... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jugroop Singh
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