Brian Moses - Poems About Animals - Hachette Children's Group

Poems About Animals

By Brian Moses
Illustrated by Natalia Moore

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A fantastically fun collection of poetry for young readers!

A fantastically fun collection of poetry for young readers! Compiled by Brian Moses, this anthology contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing.

Poetry is a key feature of the National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Suitable for KS1 or KS2 children to read alone or in groups.

Beautiful illustrations tell the story of each poem.

Poems include The Terrible Ten by James Carter; On My Way From School by Roger Stevens; Animal Riddles by Marian Swinger; My Dog by Joshua Seigal; Sad Rabbit by Eric Finney; A Bear in his Underwear by Brian Moses; Komodo Dragon by Graham Denton; I'm A Giraffe by Mike Jubb; Hungry Crocodile by Carol Rumble; If You Should Meet a Crocodile by Anon; How to Spot a Kangaroo by Robert Scotallero; Caterpillar by Christina Rosetti; Swish Swash by Bill Condon; Tiger by Alison Chisholm; Animal Farewells by Kate Snow;

Read other poetry compilations by Brian Moses including Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons, Poems About Families, Poems About Emotions and Poems About Festivals.

Biographical Notes

Brian Moses lives in the village of Etchingham with his wife Anne, a loopy labrador called Honey and a collection of bad-tempered chickens.

He first worked as a teacher but has now been a professional children's poet since 1988. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Holding the Hands of Angels (Salt) and Behind the Staffroom Door (Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan), picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin) and non-fiction titles such as Titanic: Lost & Saved (Wayland). Over 1 million copies of Brian's poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan and in 2005 he was nominated for both the CLPE Award and the Spoken Word Award.

Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 2500 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and at RAF schools in Cyprus. Recently he has visited several International schools in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland.

He has performed his poetry at Borders on Second Avenue, New York and in September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in 'Kids in the Marsh' - a festival of children's poetry and song. At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince's Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University. He is one of ten children's poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive.

Favourite book: 'Turtle Diary' by Russell Hoban.
Favourite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Favourite Music: Bob Dylan

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  • ISBN: 9781526303585
  • Publication date: 26 Jan 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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