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Umpteen Pockets

Umpteen Pockets

Lavish, gift collection of children’s poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Educational Material / Educational: English Literature

On Sale: 1st October 2009

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781408303634


Utterly distinctive and addictive ... every school library should have a copy
Nursery Education Plus
'A volume which serves as a worthy memorial.'
Irish Times
Endlessly entertaining
'These vivid, surprising poems from the much-loved late Adrian Mitchell are about anything and everything. Some are playful, some are thoughtful, and they evoke all kinds of emotions. With their insistent rhythms, they'll be read and listened to again and again by readers of every age.'
Woman's Weekly
'Adrian Mitchell had that rare ability to appeal to all ages and this inspiring volume, illustrated with wit and energy by Tony Ross, is brimming with musical, provocative, humourous, challenging, but most of all life-affirming verse that should be read out loud every day. Anyone who can rhyme 'miserable' with 'inviserable' still has a child's heart beating inside him. A glorious reflection of the man himself - who forbade his poetry to be used in school examinations: a rebel with a cause.'
Daily Mail
A great investment to introduce children to a superb poet
The Bookseller
'If you read these poems, I promise you will hear Adrian Mitchell's exuberant voice-music, his anger at war and injustice, his compassion for the hurt, his love and celebration of all things bright and beautiful. You'll hear his feet tapping along the lines and this friendly dog bounding along beside him. And you'll hear a secret and know it to be true ... that goos poets don't really die, they live on in their poems" -- Carol Ann Duffy
This book is a splendid memorial as well as an endlessly entertaining, inspiring and special present for children.
Book Trust Guide
Nobody has produced more surprising verse or genuinely inspired fun than Adrian Mitchell -- Ted Hughes
Books For Keeps
Treasure this book. *****
Books For Keeps
A great investment to introduce children to a superb poet.