by Laurence Phillips
Words are Power... and kids love the sound, feel, rhythm and punch of these verses, classroom and home favourites - at last collected together in one book for the first time.
Funny, sparkling and full of life, the poems deal with the realities of childhood - planning to skip homework, surviving lessons, handling parents, teachers, bullies and spots.
Long-time classroom favourites with children up and down the country, these poems, sometimes funny, sometimes, thought-provoking, often anarchic, but always truthful, are collected together in the first volume, Poetry Is Boring!, aimed at primary school readers. Older children too enjoy many of these verses.
As one young reader told us: "I really like the poetry. I would advise it to other people my age group and older, in other words to everyone.” - Michael Claydon (aged 12) Chatham House Grammar School
And he is not alone:
“It sends a perplexing shiver down your spine.” - Emily Young (aged 10) St Lawrence College Junior School
“One of the best poems I've ever heard in my life” - Alan Gurang (aged 11),
“It felt that a child was speaking to me.” - Chloë Binfield (aged 10)
"Brilliant - Really funny." - Joe Vint (aged 10)
“I love your poems.” - Daniel Tobin (aged 10)
“Heart pounding ” - Emily-Ann Fort (aged 10)
“The children had already been introduced to Michael Rosen (amongst other poets) and related to your poems in much the same way. They really enjoyed the humour and they particularly enjoyed the rhythm.” - Sue (Teacher), Pine Ridge School, Surrey
“Thank you for the great poems and it was nice to see my kids sitting down and reading for a change.” - Hazel (a Mum)
“Set the pulse racing.” - Thomas Wilkening (aged 11)