Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing brew!
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Brian Patten came to public attention with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND in 1967. He lives in London.
Chris Riddell works in a range of different areas of illustration, including political cartoons. He has illustrated many children's books. SOMETHING ELSE (text by Kathryn Cave) won the 1997 UNESCO prize and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Greenaway Medal. CASTLE DIARY (text by Richard Platt) won the 2001 Greenaway Medal. Chris lives in Brighton.
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