A terrific collection of poetry chosen personally by Anne Fine, the 2001-2003 Children's Laureate.
Anne Fine is the 2001-3 Children's Laureate. A multi award-winner, she has collected poetry she feels it would be a shame for any child to miss. A SHAME TO MISS...1 is aimed at junior readers and is a diverse mixture of classic, well-loved poetry like Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' or Tennyson's 'Break, Break, Break' alongside poems from more modern poets like Kit Wright, Brian Patten and Diana Hendry. Other poets featured include Hillaire Belloc, Walter de la Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Kipling and many others: more than 70 poems in total.
“For younger readers there's an excellent trio of anthologies”
Lloyd Evans, Daily Mail
“These three collections represent a stupendous act of rummaging.Her choices are quirky and rather canny”
“These little collections not only abound with wonders but are inviting and interactive.Parents and teachers should pounce on them.”
“Three truly inspiring volumes of poetry.”