A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. 20 poems by the award winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence.
The book includes an Introduction that encourages experimentation. “You can shout a poem intended to be whispered, read a group poem by yourself or add actions to tongue twisters.” Having said that, each poem title includes guidance on the most suitable style of delivery. “Start softly and finish LOUD. This is called crescendo.”
A big, hardback picture-book sized anthology made enticing and welcoming by Australian illustrator Daniel Gray-Barnett. Follow him on Instagram > https://instagram.com/dgraybarnett