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BOOKS
Created: 14th August, 2015

The Dragon with a Big Nose

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 1 and 2

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

These are odes to the urban environment - its buildings, its transport, the people and creatures that inhabit it and the effects of weather on it. The dragon on the cover disguises the contents although fantasy and reality converge in poems like ‘Under the Stairs’ and many of them describe wonder in the apparently ordinary. The child’s eye viewpoint is foremost and this contributes to this being that rare commodity – a single poet collection for younger children. The poet has illustrated her work in a variety of styles ranging over newspaper collage, soft pencil drawings and block printing.

Shortlisted for the 2014 CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award)

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