What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
Where Zebras Go
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
Have you ever considered the true nature of rats? Or penguins? And did all the dinosaurs really die out? And how did the Pied Piper's wife feel about him kidnapping all those children?
These, and other questions about the natural and fairy tale worlds - not to mention the real-life traumas of ceasing to be famous once you are over the age of three, and having to stand outside in the rain at break time - are explored in this outstanding book of poems by an established writer and illustrator.
Exploring themes of myth, fantasy and the environment, it is also infused in places with a wry humour. This is an unusual debut poetry collection that can genuinely be described as a page-turner. Provides an interesting bridge between Key Stages 2 and 3 (around aged 11), as youngsters progress to more complex language and themes.