This was given to me in ebook form from Confessions of a Bookaholic for review
Summary: A wonderfully wacky collection of poems for children of all ages. Includes My Cat (the Vampire!), Spider on my Ceiling, Zits, I Want to be Five and The Abominable Snowdrop! From touching to hilarious, there’s something for everyone!
I love this, my kids will love this. The poems in this book are brilliant, some are short, some are longer but each one is as funny as the next, A fantastic read for someone through the ages ranges of 5-105, Brilliant.
Here is what I thought about some of the poems, I love them all but some stood out to me, took me back to being a child:
A bit of a zit
This was so funny but so so true, this should be given to every child as they head up to high school, the trauma that a lot of children go through having that big zit on the face can be horrendous, this poem makes you laugh about it and makes you realise that almost everyone has them sooner or later.
Another great poem, This should be put on a magnet and stuck to your fridge, so when that posh friend comes round, she can read it, lol, I have been crying with laughter, reading all these, I can’t wait for the kids to get home from school to read them.
What can I say about My Cat, Hilarious, still giggling, my hubby will like this one, He works at Homebase you see, lol.
Ewwww, Gross, but again really funny, thinking this one may be my kids favourite.
Where did you find the name Snodgit? It’s brilliant, I can see my kids loving this one too, that may be their new word of the week.
Not a lot to say about this one as it is very short, but, you can relate, just remember what it was like when you were a kid in the bath.
A Spider on my Ceiling
What’s worse than seeing a spider in your room, losing that same spider in your room, This one is sooo true too..
A bit of Fluff
Short but very sweet.
The Sad, Sad Tale of the Gobbling Goblin
Brilliant, my little one will love this one, if you don’t like these poems, think back to when you were a child and what it was like, your childlike self will love them.
I love this, you can conjure this one in your mind or better yet get the kids to draw him.
I love this one as it is so true.
And so on,
Very cleverly done. This should confuse the kids, I had to read it twice, it was brilliant.
All in all this book is great for all ages, young to old alike, This will keep the whole entertained for hours. I have only listed some of my favourites, this would be an exceptionally long review if I mentioned them all like I wanted, I wish I could, but got more books to read.
This is a book of poems for children. I read this to my 6 year old son and he found it very funny.
Some poems are short only a few lines, and some are a couple of pages.
The poems themselves are unique, and cleverly written. My son especially liked the poem ‘My cat is a vampire’ and he found ‘Fartz’ hysterical. (He’s a boy, of course he would find this one funny!)
This collection is not your average run of the mill book of poems you generally find. It really is directed at the children. The author “gets that”, and does it extremely well.
I would recommend this book to anyone with children.
This book is a fun collection of poems for kids. And I guess for adults too because I found them really funny. Unless that means I’m a big kid! Reading them, I was suddenly in primary school again, laughing at mentions of snot and other silly things. These rhymes brightened my journey home after a long day at work. I was giggling away. I reckon this book will be loved by children and adults with a kiddie sense of humour. My faves include The Bedroom (how true!), Fartz, Shambles, Five and Gobbling Goblin. If you “don’t want to worry about politics and war”, I’d recommend picking this up for a happy read.