by John Agard , By (author) Grace Nichols
Category: Children & Teen Non-Fiction / Arts, Language & Literature
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 September 2011
Number of pages: 128
Interest Age: 7 years +
This is a fantastic collection of nonsense poems from all around the world. Have you ever heard of a doctopus or a hippopotamustn't? Have you ever visited the Ning Nang Nong or lived in a floorless room? Did you know that in Japan cows go 'mo', in Vietnam they go 'o-o' and that in the Philippines they go 'ngna-ngna'? Here is an absolutely wonderful bunch of silly and charming poems from all around the world - from classics like the Jabberwocky, to great contemporary nonsense like "The Computer's First Proverb" - with superb illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura.
John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry and they have each produced a number of poetry books for both adults and children. Under the Moon and Over the Sea (9781406334487), one of their best-known children's poetry collaborations, won the CLPE Poetry Award. They have also published A Caribbean Dozen (9781406334593)and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830). John and Grace live in Lewes in Sussex. Satoshi Kitamura is a highly acclaimed illustrator from Tokyo. He won the 1993 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration for Angry Arthur. His other books include The Carnival of the Animals (9781844280216), Igor, the Bird Who Couldn't Sing and When Sheep Cannot Sleep: The Counting Book. He lives in Japan.
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