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Mar 12 2012

Bananas in my Ears by Michael Rosen

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Walker Books, 2011. ISBN 978 1 4063 3455 6.
(Age: 10+) Poems to make you smile! Michael Rosen takes everyday events and highlights the funny side through his poetry. I would recommend this for independent readers aged 10+ to ensure full comprehension but parents and their children would enjoy reading them together.
Rosen's poems have been in circulation since the 1980's and this new publication ensures children today are also able to enjoy his work. The illustrator, Quentin Blake, has illustrated many of his own books as well as other author's and brings his trade mark drawings to each poem. Many of the poems are like stories, exploring everyday themes such as going to the beach, what happens when we wait for breakfast and what happens when we wait at the doctor's. The poems aren't traditional rhyming poems but read like a story, using speech between characters to tell the story.
Kylie Kempster

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