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If - Rachel Kelly



Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd



If: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility
A beautifully illustrated new poetry collection for children aged 0 - 90

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If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do. In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleepy, long or short, there's something in here for everyone. From Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat to Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade to Eliot's Macavity the Mystery Cat, these are poems to pass down the generations. A favourite poem will stay with you for life, and this beautifully illustrated collection for children aged 0 to 90 is sure to delight and entertain for years to come.

Canongate Books Ltd


Number of Pages 288


There is little that is as deeply satisfying than the apt poem. It's like chocolate for the soul. Except less fattening. It resolves the nervous system, captures the elusive experience of being alive so we may always have it and never lose it. Give your child an appetite for poems and they will never be bored -- Helena Bonham Carter on iF Poems This gorgeous and electrifying anthology should be on the shelf of every child in Britain -- Carol Ann Duffy A book full of old friends and some new surprises -- Quentin Blake The thing I really like about it is that I really like everything about it. An absolutely brilliant collection. I'm continually telling people to have some poetry in their lives, iF has made it a little easier for them -- Benjamin Zephaniah The best poetry books of 2012 * The Times * The iF anthology of poems - both beautiful and useful. What more could anyone want? -- Erica Wagner * The Times * A Rare Treat * Pavlova * A magical collection of old and new poems with something for everyone * Teacher Magazine * A poetry primer for kids that adults can enjoy too * Goop * Whether you're after a poem that is charming, sad, silly, sleepy, magical, long or short, there's something here for everyone * Irish Daily Mail * Beautifully illustrated ... it's properly cool -- Luciana Bellini * Tatler * A beautifully illustrated anthology for children of all ages * Absolutely Notting Hill * A beautiful book ... It addresses a gamut of universal subjects that we all grapple with at one point or another in our lives * Red Online *