This is a very funny, witty, zany collection for children, which will also appeal to the author s adult fans. It has all the John Hegley comic hallmarks, including references to wearing glasses, Luton, and dogs (being superior to cats)! The poems are arranged alphabetically by title, with family pets and other animals featuring strongly, from a mos-quito and ants, through wise camels, goldfish and guillemots to Toby the armadillo from Peru and not forgetting the unusual unicorn in school. The book is packed with John s unique brand of deadpan humour, and is illustrated in scrap-book style with the author s own quirky line drawings. This is a poetry book like no other!
About the Author
John Hegley was born in north London and brought up in Luton. He now lives in Islington. His eight collections of adult verse have mostly been published by Methuen, and he has two children's books in print: My Dog is a Carrot, and Monsieur Robinet, a dual-language storybook, pub Donut Press. He started out as a stand-up comedian/poet, performing his work on the festival and comedy circuit and he became something of a cult performer from the early 80s onwards. He has recently started to direct his writing and performances more towards children, but generally his shows will delight all ages.
'An excellent collection of poems by John Hegley in which he creatively explores the traditional format of the alphabet book... The rhyme and rhythm of many of the poems make them great for reading aloud... This collection would be an excellent resource in the classroom for introducing students to different forms of poetry.' INIS 'Children will love this any collection of poems featuring the unique voice of John Hegley - and I have a feeling adults will also enjoy I am a Poetato enormously too... This collection is laugh-out-loud funny, yet thought-provoking.' - July 2013 -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Bookseller
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st February 2014
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 18.7 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.39