An exciting debut collection from an up and coming poet, covering wide-ranging themes with humour and fun.

Get ready to join in the Poetry Olympics, question a snake, talk to a toad and learn 20 ways to avoid monsters and mythical beasts. Where Zebras Go leads its readers on a journey across the savannah, into fairy tale realms, back into the playground and through the seasons, introducing a whole host of animals along the way. This is a diverse and exciting debut collection by a poet who performs regularly in schools across the country.


Sue Hardy Dawson is a Yorkshire born poet, artist, and illustrator, and has been widely published in children’s poetry anthologies. Before becoming a poet she had worked with children for over twenty years. In 2014 she was long listed for the Manchester Writing for Children Prize. She has an Open First Class Honours Degree in Creative Writing, Literature and Supporting Teaching and Learning. When not writing or drawing she likes to visit schools and also been commissioned to provide workshops for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Children and the Arts. She is dyslexic and takes a special interest in encouraging reluctant readers and writers. This is her first collection with Otter-Barry Books.


A celebration of the magic of language. Sure to challenge, amaze and enchant.

One of those books that children will love reading and all primary school teachers should have in their personal collection. Sue Hardy-Dawson has written a collection of poems to rival any of the well-known anthologies. Animal poems feature heavily and this of course will ensure its appeal with children.

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