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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Illustrated edition edition (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447243390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447243397
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a book for teachers, parents, children; anyone who loves poetry - and anyone you want to encourage to love poetry. (parentsintouch.co.uk)

A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices. (Families First NI)

About the Author

Clare Melinsky's beautiful lino-cuts follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last twenty years her illustrations have been used in books, magazines and newspapers, and include the Harry Potter covers for Bloomsbury. She lives in Scotland.

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-13 UK Children's Laureate, is the prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books, from THE GRUFFALO to WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD. In addition, Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Riaz HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Oct. 2014
This is a lovely collection of poems which are ideal to read aloud, for use in classroom, for school activities or for small groups. As a reading mentor, I have found this book really useful in teaching to read with expression; using the poems as a way of illustrating how to emphasise words by taking turns and encouraging children to read aloud. There are poems from excellent children's authors, such as Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Colin McNaughton and from poets such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough, as well as more classic pieces by R.L. Stevenson and others. I found lots in this collection to engage even the most reluctant readers. "Conversation Piece" by Gareth Owen gives a whole littany of comic excuses as to why a schoolboy is late for school, did not make his maths lesson and does not want to do P.E. and "I Know Someone," by Michael Rosen never fails to leave children giggling. There are some great suggestions for the way teachers can divide classes to perform the poems and an index of both poets, poems and first lines.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Canny shopper on 31 Aug. 2014
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A gift for a grandchild. Very well received. Much fun and learning. Excellent choice and variety of poems.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Jenny Leworthy on 7 Aug. 2014
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A well chosen selection. Will be using some of the poems in my Drama Board's new syllabus to be published in September 2015.
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By Tanya Salter on 19 Jan. 2015
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ok but underwhelming especially when trying to get my 6 year old familiar with poetry
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By Prickly on 7 Oct. 2014
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Great poems - short and sweet, exactly what my eight year old loves to read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Albert Einstein on 22 Oct. 2014
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Just what we needed to help encourage my 8 year old to read some poetry. He actually read some of them out in class as part of his project. Thank goodness we had the book!! Was confident it would be good with Julia Donaldson on title!!
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By julie rodgers on 18 Dec. 2014
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Great book. My kids love Julia Donaldson
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