WINNER OF THE 2020 LAUGH OUT LOUD AWARDS A hysterically hilarious poetry anthology, edited by the dynamic, exciting young poet Joshua Seigal, winner of the UK's only prize for funny children's books.
Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader who spends his time visiting schools, libraries and theatres around the country and beyond. His book I Bet I Can Make You Laugh won the Laugh Out Loud Awards (the UK's only prize for funny children's books). He has taken critically-acclaimed poetry shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but usually ends up performing in front of his mirror, using a hairbrush as a microphone. He has managed to gain the minimal skills required to make his own website - www.joshuaseigal.co.uk.
This collection of very funny poems - from an acrostic poem that
doesn't quite work, to a love letter to someone the poet doesn't
really like - are, in many cases, hilariously uncomplimentary! ...
this is a great collection of genuinely funny poems and they're
refreshingly original for older primary kids, reflecting their
lives and interests. * BookTrust *
I think any reader would find it hard not only to avoid laughing, but to stop themselves reading the poems aloud - they are absolutely begging to be performed! -- Library Girl and Book Boy
A great book for home or the classroom (and great for reducing stress whilst cooking!). -- K and O: Bonkers About Books
There's a wide range of contributors to this anthology, as well as some poems by Joshua Seigal himself who is a fabulous writer (and is well worth a follow on twitter if you don't already). -- Sarah Burns * Let Them Be Small Blog *