The Day I Fell Down the Toilet and Other Poems
|Format: ||Paperback, 96 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 September 1996|
Best friends and animals, schooldays and secret ambitions, boring days and embarrassing moments - these are a few of the topics featured in this collection. Also included are more serious subjects such as creation, death and pollution.
Gr 1-5-British poet Steve Turner reads more than 70 poems from his book in an enthusiastic voice. Using lots of puns and word play, these humorous poems are reminiscent of the works of Silverstein and Prelutsky. The author writes on a variety of topics of interest to children, including sounds, interesting words and naughty words, boredom, the sun, swimming pool wear, the creation of the world, fireworks, teachers, to-do lists, and snails. A poem about Adam's naming the animals is a guessing game. Turner also offers a couple of his own versions of traditional nursery rhymes. American listeners will have no trouble understanding his BBC accent. A good choice for libraries with fans of humorous poetry.-Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Lion Children's Books|
19.8 x 13 centimeters (0.20 kg)|
5-9 years |