Little Lemur Laughing by Joshua Seigal (Bloomsbury)
I defy any teacher not to find something in this collection to excite and enthuse a whole class. Or a parent not to find something to please even the most reluctant of bedtime readers. It’s poems like these that ensure children just love poetry. A range of types of poems, most of them fun or funny, many of them thoughtful, all of them suitable for both infants and juniors. The notes at the end explain the different styles one can use when writing poetry and will encourage children to start writing their own poems. Fun illustrations by Chris Piascik.