A is Amazing

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Review

Whether you are feeling lonely, joyful, bored, excited or naughty, there is a poem for every mood in this delightful children’s poetry anthology exploring emotions and feelings.

Wendy Cooling has chosen an incredibly varied selection of poems by a culturally diverse group of poets from all over the world. Poets represented range from well-known figures such as Emily Dickinson and John Keats to contemporary poets such as Lemn Sissay, Michael Rosen, John Agard and Carol Ann Duffy. Attractively presented in a robust picture book format, the poems are perfectly complemented by sensitive, imaginative and idiosyncratic illustrations by Piet Grobler, who has also collaborated with Cooling on the anthologies All the Colours of the Earth and All the Wild Wonders.

Ideal for use in the classroom, this is also a lovely anthology to share at home, and enjoy dipping in and out of as the mood takes you. It will make an excellent starting point for any discussion of feelings and emotions, and is also a great stimulus for creative activities.

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