Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ...there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing brew.
Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include Love Poems, Storm Damage, and Grinning Jack. His work for children includes the poetry collections Gargling with Jelly and Thawing Frozen Frogs as well as plays and the award-winning novel Mr Moon's Last Case.More about Brian Patten
Chris Riddell Biography
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Observer. Many of his children's books have won a number of major prizes including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Go