Created: 14th December, 2021

Stars With Flaming Tails: Poems by Valerie Bloom

Author: Valerie Bloom
Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books

This soaring collection speaks to all realms of human experience, and does so beautifully. Bloom divides her poems into relatable themes, including Family and Friends and Our World, as well as dedicating an entire section to Fun with Forms, exploring a wide variety of poetic forms from elfje to limericks, and alerting the reader to the range of communicative opportunities that poetry provides. Her perfectly crafted, moving, and uplifting poetry is accompanied by Wilson-Max’s striking ink illustrations.

One can imagine entering this collection in many different ways: by reading, being read to, spending time together and sharing experiences, and as an ideal springboard for creating poems of one’s own. An inspiring collection that sings out.

Stars With Flaming Tails has been announced as the winner of the CLiPPA 2022.

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


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