Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CS ISBN 1405651776 $9.95 One cassettes
CD ISBN 1405655631 $9.95 One CDs
DD ISBN $6.55
If you like poetry served with a sly chuckle, this collection may be just your cup of tea. Poems about secret island hideaways, embarrassing dads, sibling conflict, and other pains and pleasures of growing up make up this charming collection of kid-friendly poetry. Steve Turner's delivery is straightforward, and the production is without the embellishment and distraction of musical interludes. Turner's matter-of-fact delivery is a good counterpoint to the humor, making the laughs more satisfying. Some of the British terms and idioms may sound unfamiliar to the American ear, but the context makes them clear, and the childhood experiences Turner draws on for his poems are sure to appeal to all kids with a slightly ticklish funny bone. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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