A Pocketful of Rhymes
by Max Fatchen
Illustrated by Kathy Creamer
With an introduction by Janeen Brian
Out May 2017
From thirsty dogs to old horses to pesky seagulls and fishy tales; from family squabbles to sports day races and flooded creeks; from letting loose on a skateboard to dancing amongst the trees: these wonderful poems are full of joy, humour and keen observation and will entertain and amuse a whole new generation of readers.
This new edition of the late Max Fatchen’s much-loved classic of children’s poetry features an introduction by award-winning children’s author and poet Janeen Brian , who knew Max, and lively new cover and internal illustrations by the fabulous illustrator Kathy Creamer.
Extracts from reviews:
Lots of fun, strong rhythm, rhyme and sound are what you’ll find between these colourful covers. The illustrations complement the poems beautifully. (Kids Book Review)
‘Sing a song of poetry/A pocketful of rhymes’ are the first lines that lead into this easy-to-read and delightful collection of poems, each one of which offer ‘a slice of verse!’…Printed on good quality (will never go brown) white paper, the pages are frequently illustrated by Creamer with engaging black and white line and wash pictures that are sure to appeal to young readers (Buzz Words)
This new edition of Fatchen’s much loved favourites has an introduction by Janeen Brian and playful black and white illustrations by Kathy Creamer. An important addition to any home or school library. Highly recommended for ages 5+. (Reading Time)