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These poems dash and dart, whisper and purr of tap-dancing fish, cheese-spaghetti dogs, annoying itches, thunder monkeys and midnight moons. In Paula's world skies are pumpkins, lions live in kennels and her own wild drawings dance across the page.
This gorgeous collection of animal shape poems are a full alphabet of animals, birds, and insects. Shape poems are a perfect way to introduce children to poetry. Some funny, some serious, there is something here for everyone.
A bright and engaging anthology of favourite rhymes and stories from Joy Cowley in a bumper book for the whole family to enjoy.
A lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar and famous favourites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets. Perfect for sharing at the beginning or the end of the day.
US poet Calef's latest collection stars his hilariously creative characters and worlds - from Sleepy LaFeete, who chooses to snooze in the busiest spots, to Mister Adam Hatter and the Lovely Lady Wigg, who had a fig banquet and danced a fancy jig.
12 beautiful huia birds play in the ngāhere. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? One by one, the huia start to disappear. Bilingual edition: te reo Māori and English. Gentle rhyme and imagery convey a subtle environmental message.
Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! This book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry with 20 funny and thoughtful original poems by the much loved performance poet, Joseph Coelho.
Peter Bland's collected poems for children are a major addition to his writing in Aotearoa which spans over sixty years. He began writing these poems for his own children in the 1950s, and has continued ever since.
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