by Brian Moses (Frances Lincoln)
Oh please not more monsters… no, it’s all right, this book of fast-paced poems covers a wide variety of subjects. I read that Moses often accompanies himself on percussion when performing and you can hear a drum beat behind many of these verses. The occasional lazy rhyme – ‘Someone who could help me out, When all around me begin to shout’ – can be forgiven, particularly because Moses is a master of the pun (see Tank Training). I like the illustrations, too, and think the publisher could have given artist Will Dawburn credit other than a tiny-print copyright line which I had to search hard to find.