Never Nudge a Budgie! 100 Funny Poems

By Colin West

An uproariously funny collection of nonsense, Never Nudge a Budgie! is a master class in comic verse by author-illustrator Colin West.

Hailed as the master of comic verse, Colin West is funnier than ever in his latest side-splitting collection Never Nudge a Budgie! Divided into seven sections, which include "Funny Folk", "Curious Creatures" and "Vicious Verses", Never Nudge a Budgie! collects together one hundred of West's best poems yet. Some are old, some are new; all are infused with his trademark wit. And each poem is paired with a wonderful and winsome picture by the poet himself – don't miss his drawing of a crocodile getting its teeth checked, or of Betty eating spaghetti. There are limericks, tongue-twisters, shape poems and rhymes, each on a more unlikely topic than the last, such as the Ogglewop's large tummy, whether or not to be a bee, and why you should never ever nudge a budgie!

  • Hilarious black and white line drawings by the author.
  • Colin West has published over 50 poetry collections.
  • Celebrated American poet Ken Nesbitt described Colin West's Big Book of Nonsense as "an absolute tour de force from a master of the art of humorous poetry for children."

About the author

Colin published his first collection of nonsense verse in 1975, shortly after graduating from The Royal College of Art, and since then has written over 60 children’s books. His talent for off-message, anarchic laughter has brought him many fans, including celebrated American poet Ken Nesbitt, who calls him "a master of the art of humorous poetry for children." Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. Visit his website at

ISBN: 9781406364668
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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