A favourite poet's new collection of verse for children, ranging from riotously funny to gently scary and outright absurdity.

Paul Cookson's staggeringly versatile range as a performance poet is fully displayed in this new collection. Humour, danger, wonder, surprise are the elements underlying his work. The collection contains some poems that need to be shouted and some that have to be whispered very quietly. There are many interactive poems in which a whole class or group of children can participate.


Paul Cookson has been enthusing and entertaining children with his poetry for almost thirty years. A National Reading Hero from the National Year of Reading, he has performed not only throughout the UK but internationally. A keen football fan, he is the Poet in Residence for the National Football Museum. Among his best-known collections are Pants on Fire, The Truth About Teachers and It's Behind You!. Paul lives in Retford, Nottinghamshire, with his wife, two children, a dog, and several ukeleles.

Liz Million says illustrating (and also writing) books for children is her dream job. She studied Illustration at Kingston University and now lives in Darlington, where she grew up, with her husband and nine-year old son. Her comic style is a perfect accompaniment to Paul's poems.

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