The Big Amazing Poetry Book
Gaby Morgan, Chris Riddell
From John Agard and Julia Donaldson to Nikita Gill, Brian Bilston and Carol Ann Duffy, The Big Amazing Poetry Book is a brilliant, accessible introduction to poetry and to fifty-two fantastic poets.
Introduced by Roger McGough, the book features the illustrations of former Children’s Laureate and beloved author of the Goth Girl and Ottoline series, Chris Riddell.
A warm, funny collection, this book is packed with many different styles of poetry – ballads, riddles, tongue-twisters, shape poems, haikus, sonnets and raps – about seasons, festivals, animals, birds, love, war, food, fish and football and much more.
Each poet is showcased with seven of their poems alongside a biography to give exciting, engaging context to their work – plus a stunning line artwork on every page.
A must have for any young readers, The Big Amazing Poetry Book primarily features work from twentieth and twenty-first century poets. Included are John Agard, Brian Bilston, Lewis Carroll, Joseph Coelho, Julia Donaldson, Carol Ann Duffy, Nikita Gill, Jackie Kay, Roger McGough – and many more.
‘[A] warm, funny and imaginative celebration of verse, and the ideal introduction to a mix of diverse poets’ – Lancashire Post
One to watch. * The Sunday Times * With this huge book you won't run out of poems to read aloud or by torchlight under the duvet * Daily Mail * The Big Amazing Poetry Book is a warm, funny and imaginative celebration of verse, and the ideal introduction to a mix of diverse poets, from famous names of the past Lewis Carroll and Charles Causley, to well-loved poets of today including Nikita Gill and the new Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho. * Lancashire Post * Every page is decorated with Riddell's prolific pen * The Times * this is a book to lose yourself in, whether or not that is your intention when you open it. (...) Chris Riddell's intricate black and white illustrations placed over, under, through and around the poems are quite simply, brilliant. * Red Reading Hub * The Big Amazing Poetry Book is an utter triumph. Not only do I think every child should have one, I think every home should have a copy too. I thought it was fantastic and recommend it completely. I could not have loved it more. * Linda's Book Bag *
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