Grandma's Roller Skates and Other Silly Poems
David A. Ballard draws inspiration from his own experiences and that of his children and grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, in his first collection of lyrical poems for children of all ages. There are belly laughs including a roller skating grandma, and a mischievouselephant, and a boy with a musical talent for playing his bum, and a mouse that flies to the moon, and a bookworm called Bertie - and don't forget Giggling Gertie! Enjoy reflective poems about the simple things in life, from having fun at the beach and the treasures you can discover in the attic, to the joy of yo-yos, kites and beautiful sunsets. We hope you enjoy this collection of personal poems to make you smile and think from a talented new poet and song writer.
- Paperback | 86 pages
- 215 x 280 x 5.84mm | 291g
- 31 Jul 2017
- Beachy Books
- Bexhil on Sea, United Kingdom
- 40 colour illus for each poem
"Bought this as a gift for a friends little girls and have recommended it to several other friends too - never disappoints. Brilliantly funny! The girls loved the poems especially the one of grandma had a game of darts hilarious! Very true to life and easily relates to your own circumstances. A lifelong cherish.and well deserved of a place on anyones bookshelf. Thank you for bringing memories to life again Karen F., Amazon review Excellent book..... my 7 year old granddaughter loves it and reads it to her 3 year old brother Deborah V, Amazon review A fantastic entertaining read for all ages. Refreshing and comical observations. Definitely worth adding to your book collection Amazon Customer review Great book of poems for young and old -really impressed with them. They made me laugh and realise that I`m still a child at heart. Also fantastic illustrations in the book too. Definitely a great present for Christmas or any time of year to someone or just to keep and ""browse through"" from time to time. Alexandra, Amazon Customer review Glad to have a copy of this. The poems are funny and yet thought-provoking - suitable for children and adults! R. Moore, Amazon Customer review"
About David Ballard
"David Ballard is married with three grown-up children and two grandchildren, and lives on the Isle of Wight. He used to run a musical instrument repair business from home, but now he writes full-time. His hobbies are gardening, playing musical instruments, song writing and composing poetry. He has been writing songs and poems for as long as he can remember, but it had not occurred to him to write for children until his eldest daughter suggested that, perhaps, he should have a go, and with further encouragement from friends and family, this is the result."