198 x 129mm
May 18, 2023
A Dinosaur at the Bus Stop
Poems to Have Fun With!
by Kate Wakeling
Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon
"What's your favourite noise?
What's the best sound around?
What would you choose
from all the world's whoops
Choose your favourite sound, bob like a robin, soak up the stillness of the forest, jump like a startled kangaroo or go to a monster jamboree. But keep an eye out for a dinosaur at the bus stop!
Funny, gentle, thoughtful, magical – this is an outstanding debut collection for younger readers, from an award-winning poet whose beautifully crafted, musical poetry will be loved by younger children.
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Eilidh Muldoon grew up on the Scottish coast at North Berwick, and has an MFA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art, where she now teaches part-time in the illustration department. She was artist in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2019, and the Fringe by the Sea Festival in 2021. She wrote and illustrated the picture book Snooze! and An Art Adventure around the National Galleries of Scotland. She runs frequent illustration and book-making workshops in schools, and never goes anywhere without her sketchbook. She lives in Edinburgh.
Kate Wakeling grew up in Yorkshire and Birmingham. She studied music at Cambridge University, and gained a PhD in Balinese gamelan music at the School of Oriental and African Studies. As writer in residence to Aurora Orchestra, she is co-creator of the Far Far Away series of storytelling concerts, which have featured in many UK locations as well as the Melbourne Festival in Australia. Her first collection of children's poems, Moon Juice, won the CLiPPA Prize in 2017 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her second, Cloud Soup, was a Book of the Month in the Guardian and the Scotsman and shortlisted for the CLiPPA. Kate has performed her poems at Shakespeare's Globe, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and many others, as well as running workshops in primary schools. She lives in Oxford.