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The Ring of Words
by Roger McGough (more about Roger McGough) 290/183 illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura
Poetry for ages 6 to 10 published by Faber & Faber Ltd
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Shortlisted for the 2000 Blue Peter Book Awards 'A Special Book to Keep Forever'. Hardcover
Other books by Roger McGough include An Imaginary Menagerie.
The publisher reckons...
This anthology serves as an introduction to the pleasures of poetry for children. The poems are a mix of the classic and contemporary: in one way or another they are about growing up, about placing ourselves in the world around us and discovering the imaginative world in our own heads.
And here's a sample...
My name is Sluggery-wuggery My name is Worms-for-tea My name is Swallow-the-table-leg My name is Drink-the-Sea. My name is I-eat-saucepans My name is I-like-snails My name is Grand-piano-George My name is I-ride-whales. My name is Jump-the-chimney My name is Bite-my-knee My name is Jiggery-pokery And Riddle-me-ree, and ME
And what do you think?
As with Bugs Bunny and the Simpsons, children will love the poems in The Ring of Words: An Anthology of Poetry for Children, but adults will truly savour them. McGough covers all the pertinent subjects of childhood: fear (of falling through slats in bridg
Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
A feast of an anthology. Though the balance leans towards the modern, there are also poems by Blake, Shelley and Stevenson. The unifying theme revolves around growing up. This is not an anthology full of reassurance; it is designed to make you think and a
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