Has anyone bought a Treasury of Children's Poetry recently?

(13 Posts)
superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 14:36:44

I'm looking for something similar I had as a child. It's for my soon-to-be 10 yrs dd. Can't seem to find anything suitable on Amazon and I live abroad, so can't search the shops.

Any pointers gratefully received.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Fri 24-May-13 16:19:00

Didnt want to leave your thread un answered. I have A poem a day book for my DC. They also do a range called Poems for 5/6/7 etc year old.

My 2 really enjoyed reading and laughing at the nonsense ones.

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 20:16:42

Thanks Jax will check them out.

Periwinkle007 Fri 24-May-13 20:57:04

we got given one as a present recently - I mentioned what it was on a post the other day, let me see if I can find it because the book is in the (now asleep) children's room

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 20:58:22

V. kind of you *Periwinkle! DD birthday in July so plenty of time yet - no need to wake the dc! smile

Periwinkle007 Fri 24-May-13 21:03:04

this is it - http://www.mileskelly.net/products-page/age-5-7/poems-for-young-children/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-Young-Children-Belinda-Gallagher/dp/1848103212/ref=cm_rdp_product

absolutely fantastic and my 4 and 5 year old love it. so many different styles, topics, really beautifully laid out and including lots and lots of classic poems.

personally I think it is suitable for any age but he might be put off by the young children name so there are a couple of others on Miles Kelly's website. I have no idea what they are like but worth looking at

http://www.mileskelly.net/products-page/512-page-story-books/great-poems/

http://www.mileskelly.net/products-page/special-offers/great-poems1/

Periwinkle007 Fri 24-May-13 21:03:43

sorry - called your daughter a him. oops

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 21:15:39

V. kind of you Periwinkle! Much appreciated! Will investigate ...

Periwinkle007 Fri 24-May-13 21:19:01

no problem - my youngest daughter was given it by a friend for her birthday. her friend's mum is an English lit expert and feels many children miss out on poetry. It really is a beautiful book.

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 21:37:04

It looks beautifully illustrated too...thanks ... looks as though it just fits the bill.

Not sure if they deliver abroad, but fortunately there's still time to deliver to UK and pick up.

Jax like the look of "A poem a day" for dipping in and out of too.

Also, through browsing on that, have found this list which could prove useful.

Thanks again both!

JaxTellerIsAllMine Sat 25-May-13 11:17:09

welcome, Superfluous. Enjoy.

lostintoys Tue 28-May-13 23:00:48

We love Michael Morpurgo's 'Because A Fire Was in My Head'.

superfluouscurves Wed 29-May-13 13:02:08

Thank you Lostintoys will have a look at in on-line.

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