The Waggiest Tails

Poems Written By Dogs

By Brian Moses and Roger Stevens
Illustrated by Ed Boxall

Dogs, dogs, DOGS!

'I wasn't The Dog that looks like its Owner
and Most Fabulous Fella was some other male.
But there was one class where I came in first -
I'm The Dog with the Waggiest Tail.'

From huskies, born to run, to those big bad bruisers, the security dogs. Meet Bruno, the smallest dog on the farm, and Charlie, the dancing chihuahua. Find rescue dogs, helping dogs, yappy dogs, happy dogs - and the dog with the waggiest tail!

All written from the dogs' point of view, by internationally acclaimed poets Brian Moses and Roger Stevens, this funny and perceptive canine collection will be treasured by dog-lovers of all ages.




Age 7+

Feb 1, 2018





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"The altered canine perspective is handled sympathetically and might well chime with the minds of small, inquisitive humans."



"This sweet book would make a perfect present for any young dog lover."

Booktrust - Books we Love


"Whether you are a dog lover or not, you will be delighted by these irrepressibly doggy voices...The strands of humour and tenderness that permeate this collection are beautifully complemented by Ed Boxall's endearing line drawings. Full colour wagging tailed dogs adorn the cover warmly inviting the child reader in to this delightful anthology. Barking mad... not a bit of it! "

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Ed Boxall


Ed Boxall's website is well worth a visit for everyone with an interest in home schooling and keeping children interested (and informed) while having to remain inside.

Brian Moses


Brian Moses is one of Britain’s favourite children’s poets and he is featured on the National Poetry Archive. He has written more than 200 books and has sold over 1 million of his poetry books and anthologies. He began writing poems when he realised he would never be a rock star! ‘I put the guitar to one side, but the songs carried on and became poems’. He has now performed his poetry and percussion show in over three thousand schools across the UK and Europe. His poetry books include Behind the Staffroom Door: The Very Best of Brian Moses, A Cat Called Elvis and The Monster Sale. He lives in Burwash, East Sussex. Brian blogs regularly about his work: brian-moses.blogspot.com.

Roger Stevens


Roger Stevens is a highly successful and long-established children's poet. On the Otter-Barry poetry list he has two collections: The Waggiest Tails (with Brian Moses), and Moonstruck! the only anthology of Moon poems for children (both illustrated by Ed Boxall). Always a great proponent of children's creativity, Roger has been running his Poetryzone website since 1998 – a must-visit site for everyone interested in children's poetry: www.poetryzone.co.uk


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