Whizz, Bang, Orang-Utan
'Whizz, bang, orang-utan Hear his mighty roar As he stamps and as he stomps On the jungle floor.' John Foster Here is a collection of poems and rhymes for very young children. With themes ranging from funfairs, giants, and favourite foods, to seaside holidays, days in the park, and wobbly teeth, there are poems for every occasion. And the mix of traditional rhymes, limericks, lullabies, and comic verse adds up to an anthology to suit all moods and moments. There are contributions from Shirley Hughes, Quentin Blake, June Crebbin, Spike Milligan, and many, many more. Each poem is accompanied by full colour artwork-from a diverse range of illustrators including Tony Ross, Sue Heap, Lindsey Gardiner, and Stephen Lambert.
- Paperback | 96 pages
- 226 x 268 x 12mm | 421.84g
- 06 May 2010
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- full - colour illustrations throughout
[Praise for the previous edition]: '... a rip-roaring sizzle of a collection of poems and rhymes for the very young. Guardian Children's Books Supplement [Praise for John Foster]: 'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist. Junior Education John Foster has become a brand name Times Educational Supplement
About John Foster
John Foster is one the nation's best-loved and highly regarded children's poets. He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College in Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools, as well as writing poetry for children. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.