Dear Ugly Sisters
And Other Poems
By Laura Mucha
Illustrated by Tania Rex
A debut collection that fizzes with originality and wit.
Original, dazzling and unconventional, here is a first solo collection from an outstanding new voice in children’s poetry. Rich in surprises, with many shape- and puzzle-poems, its themes include science, nature and space. Go on a night flight, have a monster’s lunch, immerse yourself in birdsong. Shout out an Apatosaurus rap before checking out Alexander Fleming’s petri dish. Warm humour and deeper notes of insight and empathy mingle in a wide range of poetic styles and forms, making a spectacular debut from a poet to watch.
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"An outstanding new voice in children's poetry with her debut collection of varied, effervescent and thought-provoking poems."
Books Go Walkabout
"I predict this book will give laughter, thoughts, questions, comfort - and sow the seeds of a love for poetry in any young person who reads it or has it read to them. A must for every library, home and school. BIG recommendation."
"Fresh and accessible, there are shape poems, haiku, poems constructed for the sheer joy of hearing their words said aloud...a wonderful book."
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