The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems

By Paul B. Janeczko
Illustrated by Richard Jones
Published by Walker


Price £12.99
Publisher Walker

A wonderfully varied collection of poems that will speak directly to young children, full of beautiful examples of the craft of poetry. From the practical (how to mix a pancake or how to bird-watch) to the fanciful (how to scare monsters or how to be a snowflake), the poems share a sense of joy. Soft, evocative illustrations will encourage readers to look at the world with an eye to its countless possibilities. Poets past and present that are featured include Kwame Alexander, Nikki Grimes, Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2020