The Dragon With a Big Nose
This collection was shortlisted for the 2014 CLPE Poetry Award.
The poems in this book 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’s own illustrations work wonderfully with the text.
Apropriate for age group: Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4