A book aimed at both trade and schools markets that brings together the best of John Foster's original poetry. There are over 250 poems divided into themed sections, in which there will be humorous and thoughtful poems sitting side by side. It includes a vast range of types of poem, such as shape poems, acrostic poems, limericks, diary poems, raps, story poems, recipe poems, which makes it the perfect collection for use in the classroom, or just to dip into.
John Foster is one the nation's best-loved and highly regarded children's poets. He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College in Oxford.
For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools, as well as writing poetry for children. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and comtemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.
His books have included First Verses for the Very Young, My First Oxford Book of Poems, My First Book of Animal Poems, The Poetry Chest, My Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar, Dinosaur Poems, Monster Poems, Dragon Poems, Fantastic Football Poems and Pet Poems.
'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist'