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First Poems
compiled by Julia Eccleshare
illustrated by Selina Young

This tempting sampler of light verse offers 60 poems, most of which are by English or American authors. Included are old favourites such as:
Stevenson's The Land of Nod
Carroll's Beautiful Soup
Lear's Owl and the Pussycat
The Owl & the Pussycat
Brian Patten's Squeezes
Walter de la Mare's The Horseman
Roger McGough's Mrs Moon
some Mother Goose rhymes
& works by contemporary writers such as Judith Viorst, Max Fatchen & Spike Milligan

The brightly coloured illustrations appear on every page & are highly appealing

Suggested level: preschool, junior

Reviews:

Here is a collection of poems chosen especially to give young children a first taste of real poetry. It's a mixture of well-loved classic & contemporary poems--all chosen for their particular appeal to young children. Every page contains funny, bright watercolour illustrations that will delight both children & adults

Amiable watercolour vignettes are cheerful & abundant

A lighthearted anthology. Line & watercolour illustrations express the fantasy & silliness of poems that play with nonsense & sing with rhyme. Open the book anywhere, & there's something to read aloud about the small child's world of farce humour & feeling

Soft bound
26.5 x 20.5 cm
64 pages

Good condition

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