Feb 1, 2018
Chicken On The Roof
By Matt Goodfellow
Illustrated by Hannah Asen
A spellbinding collection of poems from Matt Goodfellow.
'there's a chicken
there's a chicken
there's a chicken on the roof
The only way she's coming down is chicken parachute!'
Dance through deserts and crawl through caves. Discover a sorcerer's wand or a slice of lunar lemon. Hide in the fur of an African goat, check for rain snakes and gobbling goblins - and look out for a chicken on the roof! This is a spellbinding collection from a poet whose high-energy performances delight children across the UK.
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"Rhythm, rhyme, wordplay and whimsy make up this collection of poems about imagination and play and everyday life. With amusing and inclusive cartoons, its great strengths are its short lines and succinctness."
Nicolette Jones - Sunday Times
"The poems cover every aspect of life and so will be enjoyed by anyone over seven, not just children and young people but adults too. It will help you through any situation of sadness, joy, pain, feeling lost."
"Matt Goodfellow's poetry shows how mystery and adventure can live between the shortest of lines"
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Matt Goodfellow trained as a primary school teacher and still works part-time in schools in addition to his highly popular, high-energy performances and workshops. He is particularly concerned to write verse for children in a way which effortlessly combines learning, confidence and entertainment for young readers. He lives in Manchester.