There are poems about talking fish and chips; suicidal peas; stinking, squishy sprouts; faking illness so you can miss school; a Hungrumptious Blumpfh (and I bet you’ve never met one of THOSE before), and even a poem about my mum. Oh, and by the way, if you answered ‘no’ to those earlier questions, you can still buy this book. Ok?
Has your mum ever been shopping without any clothes on? Have you ever met a real life crocodile in your local supermarket? Do you long to miss a day of school and fly to space instead? If the answer to any of these questions is a loud ‘yes’, then this is the book for you. Inside this poetry collection are poems about all of these things and plenty more besides.
I'm at Castleford Library waiting to do a storytelling workshop. The three crowd members so far are rather familiar😀.
I ran some workshops here last summer. One of the boys who came was called Peter. He attended as part of his Children's University course where he had to do 1000 hours. At the end he'd to pick his favourite moment.
Mabel keeps telling me about the 'turtle on my knee' in the song Attention. I couldn't believe that was right, but she assured me it was. I've just looked it up - 'throwin' that dirt all on my name' isn't nearly as good as Mabel's invention 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Check out Wakefield Libraries getting in on the rhymes! Good work 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
You know that you'll have a great time
With story and rhythm and rhyme,
When Conrad is here-
He's due to appear
on the stroke of the two o'clock chime!
Conrad Burdekin! enjoy a great afternoon of fun with words.
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