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  • Published: 1 September 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141925936
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

The Monsters' Guide to Choosing a Pet



Fantastic poetry collaboration between two of the UK's best-loved poets now out in paperback.

Roger McGough and Brian Patten have selected the very best of their animal poems in order to help two loveable monsters from outer space who visit Earth in search of a pet and need a bit of guidance...Split into sections, the monsters are introduced to animals that fly, swim, crawl and purr by two of our greatest childrens poets. Illustrated in Guy Parker-Rees' lively and intimitable style.

  • Published: 1 September 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141925936
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

About the authors

Brian Patten

Brian Patten is one of the most accessible and popular poets working today. He is the author of the all-time cult classics Gargling With Jelly and Juggling With Gerbils. He is also the editor of the acclaimed The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry and The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse.

Roger McGough

Date: 2004-03-15Roger McGough was born in Liverpool in 1937. He has written over 50 books for both. He has won the Signal Award for Poetry twice, and the Cholmondeley Award. He has also won a BAFTA for his film work and a Royal Television Society Award for his TV series. He was awarded the freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and his OBE in 1997. He presents Poetry Please and guest hosts Home Truths on Radio 4.

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. Among his most popular titles are Summer with Monika, Blazing Fruit and Defying Gravity, all published by Penguin, and for children An Imaginary Menagerie, Pillow Talk and Bad, Bad Cats. He is an international ambassador for poetry and in 1997 was awarded an OBE, and in 2004 he was awarded a CBE. His most recent books include All the Best and Slapstick and for adults,  Collected Poems and Selected Poems.

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