Author(s): Nicola Baxter
This title includes classic verse from the great poets, including Lewis Carroll, John Keats and Walt Whitman. This inspirational book of over 100 poems is designed to introduce readers of all ages to poetry. It is the starting point on a very special journey to a whole spectrum of thoughts and feelings, magical lands and faraway places. The collection features works by some of the world's most well-known writers and poets, including Edgar Allen Poe, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With songs and chants such as "Waltzing Matilda", or "It's Raining", "It's Pouring"; evocative poems such as Spring by William Blake and "When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy" by William Shakespeare, children's favourites like Wynken, Blynken and Nod, and lullabies such as Hush Little Baby. Beautifully presented, this book features classic poems suitable for children, by many of the world's much-loved writers and poets, such as Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy.
Split into thematic chapters, there are poems of animals and birds, songs of the sea, love and adventure, boys and girls, happiness and sadness, childhood and travel - some hundreds of years old and others refreshingly modern. This title includes gold embellishments that decorate the cover and every page. This title includes favourites such as "The Owl and the Pussy Cat", "The North Wind Doth Blow", "How Doth the Little Crocodile", and "Star Light, Star Bright".
Nicola Baxter has written or compiled over three hundred children's titles. She particularly enjoys the marriage of words and pictures that children's books entail. Cathie Shuttleworth was trained in calligraphy, heraldry and illumination, but her real love is illustration for children's books. Her beautifully detailed artwork has attracted admirers from all over the world.