Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears
Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2015
by Hilda Offen
An appealing collection for young children, illustrated by the poet. Full of fun and rhyme and rhythm and a variety of verse forms, whether it’s a conversation about a naughty girl called Sally McDuff or a meditation on the miseries of being a goalkeeper. It includes thoughtful themes about nature and history too. You can travel back in time to a life in a long ago age by handling an ancient axe head or imagine yourself shrunk to a tiny size and crawling around under a forest canopy of kale.
Hilda Offen is available to visit primary schools to run sessions based on Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears and her Rita the Rescuer series. Rates on application. Find out more here.
Apropriate for age group: Years 1 and 2