The Poetry World of Roger Stevens
By Roger Stevens
Illustrated by Mike Smith
All the best and most frequently requested poems from one of the UK's most popular poets
"What is your favourite word?
I like CRUNCHY and FIZZLE and TOAST
And CARPET sure takes some beating
But I think I love LOVING the most"
From cool boys and year six sisters to the chicken school timetable; from Dad's terrible dancing to Mum's cunning treasure trail; dogs, hamsters, and dragons; sad times, happy times, funny times, love and togetherness - plus the joy and fun of poetry.
With themes of Family, School, Pets, the Wild, Being a Poet and Personal Favourites, this is an outstanding, exuberant collection of the very best work from one of the best-loved poets writing today.
Jan 6, 2022
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Mike Smith is a prizewinning illustrator (Macmillan Prize 2010), who gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and is also an author in his own right (The Hundred Decker Bus). Mike lives in Wales, with his family, two dogs, "and a growing collection of pencils".
Roger Stevens started his career as a teacher, but finding how much children enjoy poetry performances and workshops, he switched to writing. His first books were published in the 1990s, and his first solo poetry collection was published in 2002. In 1998 he founded the online PoetryZone, an international platform for young poets and readers of poetry, which has published around 30,000 poems by children and runs regular competitions, reviews and features. He enjoys working with other poets and The Waggiest Tails, "Poems by Dogs", written with Brian Moses, is on the Otter-Barry Books list. He is also editor of Moonstruck! Poems about Our Moon. Roger lives in Hove, Sussex.