If you need cheering up…
If you need guidance…
If you want to laugh…
If you need courage…
Sometimes only a poem will do.
In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you’re after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleepy, long or short, there’s something in here for everyone. From Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat to Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade to Eliot’s Macavity the Mystery Cat, these are poems to pass down the generations.
A favourite poem will stay with you for life, and this beautifully illustrated collection for children aged 0 to 90 is sure to delight and entertain for years to come.
“The thing I really like about it is that I really like everything about it. An absolutely brilliant collection. I’m continually telling people to have some poetry in their lives, iF has made it a little easier for them”
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“A book full of old friends and some new surprises”
“It’s like chocolate for the soul”
Helena Bonham Carter
“The iF anthology of poems is both beautiful and useful. What more could anyone want?”
“A beautiful book … It addresses a gamut of universal subjects that we all grapple with at one point or another in our lives”
Rachel Kelly was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and then at Oxford University, where she read Modern History. She is also the author of Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me - My Journey Through Depression, for which she created the Black Rainbow app and which won the Spear’s Best First Book Award, and Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness. Rachel also runs poetry workshops for mental health charities and in prisons. She is married with five children aged between eight and seventeen and has always loved poetry. www.rachel-kelly.net
Allie Esiri read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. She is also the editor of A Poem for Every Night of The Year and The Love Book, and she created The Love Book poetry app, which features acclaimed actors reading poems.