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The Usborne book of poetry (luxury clothbound edition)
“a wonderful blend of classic and contemporary writing”
“A beautiful edition of much-loved poems bound in cloth and embossed in silver for young children to treasure.”
Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+ (info)
270 x 230mm
Author/Editor: Sam Taplin
Illustrator: Kristina Swarner
This new collection of poetry, containing a wonderful blend of classic and contemporary writing, explores life in all its poetic glory. Beautifully illustrated with great charm, this is a very accessible introduction for little readers.
Some people bemoan the lack of new books of classic children's verse but here's one published with full-colour suggestive art work.
Michael Rosen reviewing his favourite children's poetry books - Junior Education Plus
The Usborne Book of Poetry, collected by Sam Taplin, illustrated by Kristinn Swarner, is a handsome new hardback which would make a good gift. It has spacious pages, sparkling colour and silk bookmarks to mark your favourites. It is full of traditional plums from poets such as Kipling, Hardy, Lear and Tennyson as well as poems from the era marked by Frost, Larkin and Hughes. There are also newer poets like Kit Wright and Richard Edwards and two good poems from the compiler. A collection to be browsed by young readers and serve as a useful reference for adults.
Carousel - the guide to children's books
Poems for children should be strong on visual appeal too. Children’s poetry is generally illustrated, especially that for younger children, which greatly increases the sensuous impact of the poetry book on the reader. Pictures by Masumi Farukawa, Cathy Shimmen and Kristina Swamer add to the enchantment of three collections of children’s poetry from Usborne: Poems for Little Children, Poems for Young Children and The Usborne Book of Poetry.
A beautiful edition of much-loved poems bound in cloth and embossed in silver for young children to treasure.
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