Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

Kingfisher Book of Family Poems


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Kingfisher Book of Family Poems by Belinda Hollyer, Holly Swain

Today's children experience many different types of families in their own as well as in their friends' lives. This exuberant collection includes more than 150 poems from some of today's best poets to reflect the enormous diversity of modern family life. Poems about individual family members are deftly interwoven with themes of belonging and togetherness, family feuds, shared memories, play, loss, and love. Holly Swain's delightful illustrations add sparkle and charm throughout. Bubbling with attitude and affection, this is a true celebration of families everywhere and a perfect collection to share.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753455579
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 03/20/2003
Series: Kingfisher Book of Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

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, a librarian, and a publisher. Now a full-time writer, she has written and compiled a number of books for adults and children, including She's All That! Poems About Girls and the award-winning Kingfisher Book of Family Poems.

Holly Swain's distinctive style of illustration can be seen in Pedro the Brave and Alberto the Dancing Alligator?

Read an Excerpt


She calls me tofu because I am so soft easily falling apart.

I wish I were tough and full of fire, like ginger–

like her.



When I ask Daddy

Daddy says ask Mummy

When I ask Mummy

Mummy says ask Daddy.

I don't know where to go.

Better ask my teddy he never says no.


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