This collection brings together the more than 250 children’s poems Ted Hughes wrote throughout his career. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those published for younger readers and progressing to more complex and sophisticated poems that he felt were written “within hearing” of children. Throughout, Hughes reveals his instinctive grasp of a child’s insatiable wonderment and sense of humor as well as his own instinctive and illuminating perspective on people and other creatures of the natural world.
With drawings that capture the wit, range, and richness of these poems, acclaimed illustrator Raymond Briggs helps make this a book any reader can return to again and again for amusement, inspiration, and reassurance. Collected Poems for Children is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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TED HUGHES (1930–1998) published numerous volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Guardian Award for Children’s Fiction in 1985 and was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1984. RAYMOND BRIGGS has produced some of the most cherished and admired picture books of our time, including The Bear, Father Christmas, and The Snowman. He lived in London, England.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From Collected Poems for Children
Skunk's footfall plods padded
But like the thunder-crash
He makes the night woods nervous
And wears the lightning-flash -
From nose to tail a zigzag spark
As warning to us all
That thunderbolts are very like
The strokes he can let fall.
That cloudburst soak, that dazzling bang
Of stink he can let drop
Over you like a cloak of tar
Will bring you to a stop.
O Skunk! O King of Stinkards!
Only the Moon Knows
You are her prettiest, ugliest flower,
Her blackest, whitest rose!
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