My Books & How to Buy Them
Enter the wacky, wordy worlds of my hilarious poetry books and you will be hooked. You can buy any of them directly from me to tie in with my visit to your school or library. They are also available from any major wholesalers such as Askew & Holts, Gardners, Bertram etc and many retail and online outlets including my Amazon page.
Invasion of the Supervillains (Raps and Rhymes to Worry the Galaxy)
An evil companion to 'Superheroes' (below) in the same full-colour comic book style and aimed at the same audience. Containing poems about hoards of nasty but hilarious villainous characters such as Pasta Man, Ms Psychobabble, Turbonaut, The Chewing Gum Kid and Stink Bomb, you'll find out why they are all hell-bent on conquering our entire galaxy. Additional odes cover wider aspects of the supervillain genre including It's Good to Be Bad, Welcome to Supervillain School, I Hate the Sight of Blood etc. Special features include Data Files and Villainous Snippets, giving us more info on the characters, a pin-up page, vintage ads and readers letters. Like Superheroes it's illustrated by the incredible Chris White. £8, signed and dedicated, if visiting your school.
Here Come the Superheroes (Raps and Rhymes to Save the Galaxy)
A full-colour, comic book format collection of raps and rhymes introducing around thirty of the galaxy's newest superheroes plus a few of their evil adversaries. It's a must for Key Stage 2 & 3 boys (and girls), especially those not so keen on reading but loved by younger ones too. Characters include The Metal Man, Captain Polystyrene, Shine, Magnetic Me, Terrific Tot, Mega Slug, Micro Girl, Sister Speed, Bounce and many more. Additional Data Files cover protagonists' top powers, planets of origin and deadliest enemies while Super Snippets give readers further fascinating fun facts. The book was named in the Reading Agency's top 20 UK children's poetry books in 2017. Incredible illustrations by Chris White. £8, signed and dedicated, if visiting your school. See this fab review here.
Yuck and Yum (A Feast of Funny Food Poems)
A scrumptious book for food lovers and haters everywhere featuring 50 side-splitting edible poems served up by me and my poetry pal Josh Seigal (25 each), with culinary cartoons from the amazing Scoular Anderson. Aimed at Key Stage 2 children but just as likely to be loved by younger and older ones. Our menu includes Bacon and an Ice Cube, Claude le Croissant, Traffic Jam, The Niciest Spiciest Curry, My Secret Chocolate Stash and so much more to get your teeth into. £8, signed and dedicated, if visiting your school.
It's Not Fine to Sit on a Porcupine and Bees in My Bananas
It's Not Fine to Sit on a Porcupine (a BookTrust's children's poetry favourite) and Bees in My Bananas (winner of a Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award) are mixed-theme anthologies of my poems for Key Stage 2 & 3 but frequently bought by Key Stage 1 and adults too. Containing fifty funny poems each and many dotty, daft illustrations by Rory Walker and Chris White, they are £7 each, signed and dedicated, if visiting your school.
SSSSNAP! Mr Shark and Odd Socks
These two books are fantastic introductions to performance poetry for Early Years and Key Stage 1. Illustrated in dazzling full colour by champion doodler Chris White, both feature just one rhythmic, rhyming poem that children can join in with by calling and acting out the lines. £6 each, signed and dedicated, if visiting your school.