My illustrated book appeals to children and adults alike and contains a diverse range of poems and subjects from the uplifting, happy, encouraging thoughts (The Good), through the childish and zany thoughts and imaginings that I have about aliens etc (The Mad), and finally,….confession time…..to the alternative nursery rhymes and toilet humour (The Ugly). Almost always, children begin reading at the back of the book, and gradually move forward as they get the bug for poetry, whilst adults start at the front, and chuckle in privacy (and shame) at the final chapter!
Every type of poem is included: Letter poems, kennings, performance poems, shadow poems, shape poems, list poems, acrostics, silly epitaphs, story poems, alternative nursery rhymes, and an adverb poem! You will recognise some poems from my website, but a good proportion is new material which is not available on the site.
Mostly my style is to write with rhyme and rhythm (for all of these different types of poems), but I also include some free verse to make sure that the message comes across that poetry does not always have to rhyme.
Hover over the images above, then click on the magnifying glass, then on the arrows in the top right corner to enlarge and read the Chapter poems, and get a feel for my style.
(If you are buying as a gift, maybe to encourage a young poet, I will happily sign the book and add whatever personalised message that you require; be careful to spell your message correctly for me to copy!)