Jan 7, 2021

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Age 7+

Weird, Wild & Wonderful

The Poetry World of James Carter

By James Carter
Illustrated by Neal Layton

Bestselling poet James Carter selects his favourite and best poems, including many classroom classics, with pictures by an award-winning children's illustrator

Welcome to the weird, wild and wonderful world of James Carter!

Expect to hear the moon speak, explore a magic wood and play air guitar. You'll meet wolves, elephants and a dung beetle; you'll get close to a gorilla and sing a lullaby to a woolly mammoth; you might even meet an alien in a library.

Packed with James Carter's most popular and requested poems, plus 8 brand new poems, this is an important collection from one of the top children's poets writing today.


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"An excellent collection. Every KS2 classroom should have one."

Pie Corbett, Educationalist/Poet


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James Carter


James Carter is a prize-winning poet, guitarist and educational writer. He travels all over the UK to give poetry performances and workshops, and is the author of many best-selling poetry books including Hey Little Bug! and I'm a Little Alien. James lives in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Neal Layton

Author and Illustrator

Neal Layton is an author and illustrator whose images are prized for their spontaneity and inventiveness. His picture books include The Tree, The Story of Stars, and Oscar and Arabella. Born in Chichester, he was going to be a scientist but instead studied Graphic Design, gaining a BA at Newcastle and an MA in Illustration at Central St Martins. He lives with his family in Portsmouth, Hampshire.


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