Enter the crazy world of rap poet Benjamin Zephaniah!
A reissue of the wonderfully irreverent collection of poetry for young people, touching on anything from vegetables to the Queen and from sewage to the sun. There's plenty of humour as well as poems on racism, pollution and the murder of a cat.
Zephaniah is the reigning king of children's poetry... He has an unselfconscious relish for language and word-play that never strays into the patronising dee-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum territory of so much of children's poetry: his are poems that bounce up from the page and demand to be read, rapped, sung and hip-hopped aloud.
Benjamin Zephaniah's poems are short, funny and modern. This is poetry with attitude
With a plethora of puns, ludicrous wordplay and completely ridiculous rhythms, these ten books – from the fantastic to downright hilarious – are a great introduction to verse for aspiring poets.