A beautifully illustrated new poetry collection for children aged 0 - 90
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.
“There is little that is as deeply satisfying than the apt poem. It’s like chocolate for the soul. Except less fattening. It resolves the nervous system, captures the elusive experience of being alive so we may always have it and never lose it. Give your child an appetite for poems and they will never be bored”
Helena Bonham Carter On If Poems
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“This gorgeous and electrifying anthology should be on the shelf of every child in Britain”
Carol Ann Duffy
“A book full of old friends and some new surprises”
“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”
“One of the best poetry books of 2012”
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 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.