Haven't You Grown!

Haven't You Grown! : Poems About Families

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Today's children encounter many different types of family: extended families, stepfamilies, single-parent families and children who live apart from their mothers, fathers or siblings. This anthology weaves together the everyday comedy, catastrophes and cuddles that make up modern family life. The very best classic and contemporary poets explore every aspect of families, from sibling squabbles to funny photographs, from sad farewells to raucous reunions. Every child will find something to identify with, whether it's a DIY-mad dad, beautiful baby brother, squeezeable mum, or the antics of grannies, grandads, uncles, aunts and cousins - even the family pet! This collection is a celebration of families everywhere.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 198mm | 347g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753409941
  • 9780753409947
  • 2,138,158

About Belinda Hollyer

Belinda Hollyer was born in New Zealand and has also lived and worked in Australia and the United States. She has worked as a teacher, as a librarian and as a publisher. Now a full-time writer, she has written a number of books for adults and children, including most recently The Bloomsbury Book of Lullabies. Belinda Hollyer lives in London. Holly Swain is a talented illustrator with a growing reputation. She has two picture books to her credit, Wanted! Have You Seen This Alligator? (Gullane) and Pedro the Brave (Scholastic). This is her first poetry book and her quirky characters are the perfect accompaniment to the collection. Holly Swain lives in Brighton.show more

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"Mum is having a baby! I'm shocked! I'm all at sea! What's she want another one for: What's The Matter With Me? - Colin McNaughton"show more

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