Created: 10th January, 2022

Caterpillar Cake

Author: Matt Goodfellow
Illustrator: Krina Patel-Sage
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books

The tuneful, witty and warm poems that form this collection are perfect for reading aloud and joining in with. Assisted by Patel-Sage’s exuberant illustrations, Goodfellow’s poetry opens up a range of imaginative possibilities: the power of poetry to capture and reflect a child’s everyday experiences, from splashing in the sea to stroking a “furry, purry cat”; how to use poetry to express one’s personal thoughts, feeling and emotions; and how to really play with and get involved with the inner workings of language. A shining example of what poetry is and could be for young children.

Caterpillar Cake has been shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2022.

Special discount on books from the CLiPPA shortlist 2022 from Peters Books 


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