A diverse and inclusive collection of original poems for younger children by a top performance poet

Would you like to eat a caterpillar cake? Join a rocket race into space? See crazy crocodiles at the zany zoo or play with a furry, purry cat? Wherever these 16 fun-filled poems lead you, they will brighten your day.


Matt Goodfellow is a poet and former primary school teacher. This is his second collection for Otter-Barry Books, following The Chicken on the Roof, for which he was hailed by the Poetry Zone as a ""fresh, young and welcome new voice to children's poetry."" Matt’s high-energy performances have enthused thousands of children across the UK. He lives in Stockport, Cheshire.

Krina Patel-Sage is an illustrator, designer and author, whose artwork is created digitally, using Photoshop. In 2018 she was shortlisted for Penguin's Write Now Illustration prize. Caterpillar Cake is her first published picture book. She has two young sons and lives in London.


Vibrantly illustrated and inviting to look at, as well as read. Its characters show diversity, so any child can see themselves in the pictures and poetry. It would be a welcome staple in the early years and primary year 1 classroom with its lightness and fun.

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The illustrations burst off the page in joyful colour. A vibrant palette and strong images complement the words bringing them to life before they are spoken. The whole design of this book is a delight… A book to really enjoy and one that should not be hidden but easily found among the picture books ready for storytime.

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