The Usborne book of poetry (luxury clothbound edition)

Series: Poetry

Clothbound hardback
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A beautiful edition of much loved poems bound in cloth and embossed in silver for young children to treasure. Features work by classic poets such as Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Yeats alongside modern poets including Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope. Gorgeously illustrated by Kristina Swarner.

Book Information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Clothbound hardback
ISBN: 9781409507765
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 270 x 230mm
Author/Editor
Sam Taplin
Illustrator
Kristina Swarner

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“This new collection of poetry, containing a wonderful blend of classic and contemporary writing, explores life in all its poetic glory. Beautifully illustrated with great charm, this is a very accessible introduction for little readers.”
“Some people bemoan the lack of new books of classic children's verse but here's one published with full-colour suggestive art work.”
“The Usborne Book of Poetry, collected by Sam Taplin, illustrated by Kristinn Swarner, is a handsome new hardback which would make a good gift. It has spacious pages, sparkling colour and silk bookmarks to mark your favourites. It is full of traditional plums from poets such as Kipling, Hardy, Lear and Tennyson as well as poems from the era marked by Frost, Larkin and Hughes. There are also newer poets like Kit Wright and Richard Edwards and two good poems from the compiler. A collection to be browsed by young readers and serve as a useful reference for adults.”
“Poems for children should be strong on visual appeal too. Children’s poetry is generally illustrated, especially that for younger children, which greatly increases the sensuous impact of the poetry book on the reader. Pictures by Masumi Farukawa, Cathy Shimmen and Kristina Swamer add to the enchantment of three collections of children’s poetry from Usborne: Poems for Little Children, Poems for Young Children and The Usborne Book of Poetry.”
“A beautiful edition of much-loved poems bound in cloth and embossed in silver for young children to treasure.”