Naughtiest Children I Know

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9780099408666: Naughtiest Children I Know

An A-Z of the 100 naughtiest children ever! From Untidy Amanda and Bad Boy Benjamin to Naughty Dan, Greedy George and Sulky Susan. They're all inside, so open up and see if there's a poem in here about you . . .As you read through this book you will realise what bad company some of these poets kept. There are many way of being extremely mischievous, and these poems will probably give a few extra ideas besides!

There is a poem in here for every misdemeanour know to man, from traditional poems such as Heinrich Hoffman's Shockheaded Peter and Hillaire Belloc's Cautionary Verse (and everyone knows what happened to Matilda!) to those by modern poets such as Colin West and Kit Wright. A deliciously wicked poetry book about all the things that we do in childhood at the risk of grown-up wrath. Not that we condone such dreadful behaviour . . .

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From "Alice, who had a bad habit of throwing things" to "Zachary's Progress", all manner of children--the naughtier the better--are represented in this sharp, funny little book of poetry-fuelled cautionary tales.

Whatever the name, age or personality of the child in your life, you can be pretty sure that somewhere between the pages you will be able to track down a familiar character. A great gift for children, it would also make a tempting present for fun-loving grown-ups. (Age 6 and over) --Susan Harrison

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Naughty children you might know...
If you know a child of any(!) age with one of the following names, there's something in this book just for them: Alice, Augustus, Amelia, Arthur, Alexander, Adolphus, Andrew, Arty, Anthony, Alonzo, Annie, Amanda, Benjamin, Belinda, Bertholomew, Levity, Clarissa, Celia, Charles, Christopher, Cynthia, Charley, Deborah, Dave, Dan, Dick, Eliza, Ermytrude, Frank, Felicia, Godfrey, Gordon, Griselda, Honour, Hannah, Mary, Humphrey, Henry, Isaac, Ivor, Janet, Jonathan, John, James, Joe, Jackie, Jemima, Kate, Kenneth, Kate, Lawrence, Lou, Lizzy, Mabel, Matilda, Maria, Mary-Jane, Matty, Nina, Nancy, Natasha, Philip, Patrick, Phoebe, Penelope, Peter, Queenie, Roy, Rebecca, Richard, Ned, Samuel, Sybil, Sophia, Susan, Sammy, Tom, Thomas, Tommy, Victor, Willie, Winifred, Winnie, Will, Yolande, Zachary.

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