The King’s Pyjamas

It is always good to see an anthology of poetry making it into print. And this is a very good collection. The 40 poets (actually 39 plus the always present ‘anon’) represented here showcase their work in a delightfully produced volume which should find its way into every teacher’s class library. The poems are varied in terms of theme, length and form and there are some ‘updated’ nursery rhymes.

This book is accessible to both child and adult readers, and I can see its use as a class anthology where the sheer fun and playfulness of words can be explored. But I can also see how the young reader could be totally captivated by the wit and fun in many of the poems contained in this most welcome anthology of poetry.