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Can anyone recommend some book of poetry for a five year old?

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WandaBenjamin · 07/09/2014 06:36

I'd really like to start reading DS (5) more poetry but not sure where to start... We have one Michael Rosen book and that's about it.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated Smile

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WandaBenjamin · 07/09/2014 06:37

Oops title should have said 'books of poetry' Blush

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FairyPenguin · 07/09/2014 07:23

Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems. My 7yo DD reads this one a lot!

Leeds2 · 08/09/2014 12:14

Dr Seuss books.

BlueChampagne · 08/09/2014 13:31

Spike Milligan, Edward Lear

AdorableAbbie · 09/09/2014 15:47

I search this one and I think this is an amazing book!
Children can explore their imaginations more.

Collected Poems for Children, by Ted Hughes

From Moon Whales and Other Moon Poems to Nessie the Manner less Monster, from Meet my Folks to Under the North Star this book holds many delights for children of all ages. Fabulous creatures and crazy characters seem to have leap onto the page from the author's colorful imagination. Ted Hughes, master of the nature poem, gives us haunting descriptions of animals nestling beside serenades to the seasons.

whatsagoodusername · 09/09/2014 19:38

Now We Are Six and When We Were Very Young by AA Milne.

ChickenMe · 11/09/2014 12:54

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot

Parietal · 27/09/2014 23:13

robert louis stevenson garden of verses - some a little dated.

the AA Milne ones are great too.

Allalonenow · 27/09/2014 23:31

The Book People have got a poetry set for children at the moment for 4:99, it seems to cover a wide range of styles and supports the Primary Curriculum.

nonicknameseemsavailable · 01/10/2014 20:49

we have this one and I have bought it for lots of people www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-Young-Children-Belinda-Gallagher/dp/1848103212?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21 do some google searching for a good price, I have managed to buy it about 9 times and never paid more than £7, often less than £4 but it is a beautiful book, very thick, lots of styles of poetry in it, classics etc and lovely illustrations.

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