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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New edition edition (21 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333960645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333960646
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 0.4 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture. In 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate.

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"Under the blue-green fields of the Deep Bleat the bubbly baas of webbed-feet sheep.

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Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. Her poetry publications have received many awards, including both the Forward Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Picador has published her poetry, including, most recently, Hand In Hand (ed.) and The World's Wife. Carol Ann Duffy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Joel Stewart graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a first class honours degree in fine art. Joel was a prize-winner of the Macmillan Prize in 2000. He has exhibited his paintings with the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours and designed an exhibition for Edinburgh Festival among other projects. This is his first picture book for Macmillan Children's Books.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Besancon on 10 Sep 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of our favorites - a majical poem particularly suited for bedtime. Stewart's use of color is beautiful, and the illustrations are comedic as well. If I could get the prints for my wall I would... I was so enamored with him, I got The Adventures of a Nose - a disappointment in comparison. I am looking forward to Duffy and Stewarts' next collaboration, Moon Zoo, due out in February.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Humphreys on 27 July 2011
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My child is only six and maybe I chose a book for the wrong age range or perhaps it is simply wrong for her tastes. The illustrations are lovely and she was fascinated by the pictures, but it was difficult to keep her attention because there was no story line. It was a collection of poems which used quite advanced language structures and whimsical rhymes, but for someone her age, or of her inclinations, I want to be fair, she is more interested in "stories" than in elaborate language. It is extremely well written and the illustrations are great, but given that my purpose was to interest her in "reading", it did not meet the objective.
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By gwensi on 10 Feb 2013
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I love this book, it's such a lovely change from the usual toddler books. It's summed up perfectly by one of the reviews on the back: 'One of those rare books that make you very glad something so strange and so beautiful exists'. My 16 month old is happy to listen to it, although it's not one of his favourites. I'm hoping he'll grow to love it as he gets older. It seems perfect for bedtime - the last pages read, "starfish twinkle in the ocean sky, electric eels are comets zooming high, the moon is the silver of a dolphin's skin, in the watery heaven where angelfish swim. Underwater farmyard lies safe, lies deep, as the creatures there fall fast asleep". Beautiful.
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Lovely illustrations and lovelier poem. 23 Feb 2004
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 9 month old daughter at a London airport bookstore. Almost a year later, it's still one of my very favorites. The lovely illustrations, I especially love the sheep, are wonderful but the poem is outstanding. This is one of those books that you hope that your child will want you to read over and over, even if it's in the same evening. With my first child, we thought Boynton was the best. After purchasing this book, I would trade all our Boyntons for just one more Duffy. This book is also timeless and enjoyable for children (and adults) of any age. I can definitely see myself reading this book to my daughter for years to come.
Lovely illustrations and lovelier poem. 23 Feb 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 9 month old daughter at a London airport bookstore. Almost a year later, it's still one of my very favorites. The lovely illustrations, I especially love the sheep, are wonderful but the poem is outstanding. This is one of those books that you hope that your child will want you to read over and over, even if it's in the same evening. With my first child, we thought Boynton was the best. After purchasing this book, I would trade all our Boyntons for just one more Duffy. This book is also timeless and enjoyable for children (and adults) of any age. I can definitely see myself reading this book to my daughter for years to com .
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