From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson’s brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems.
On this tattered magic carpet
You can choose your destination
For nothing’s quite as magical
As your imagination
Beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together works from a range of classic, establishes and rising poets. Whether you’re in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you betwitched from beginning to end!
Poets include: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and A.F. Harrold.
Title: Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble.
Chosen by: Paul Cookson
Illustrated by: Eilidh Muldoon
For ages: 7+
Spooky season is finally upon us! Autumn has arrived and with it has brought crisp, cold mornings, dark, eerie nights and a want for all things spooky and cosy. This book encapsulates spooky season perfectly, with an array of both spooky, funny and magical poems, it is the perfect book to get you in the mood for the season ahead.
I adored every single poem in this book, even the Shakespeare one, they were witty, charming and downright magical. Considering this book is aimed at people much younger than I am (I am 24), I thoroughly enjoyed it. Usually I am not the biggest fan of poetry, (novels and drama are way more up my alley), but this was definitely an exception. This is perfect for anyone of any age really, especially if you’re like me and love this time of year, but it is exceptionally good for children/younger people too. It is a fun way to introduce them to different forms of writing and encourage them to read and with all the wonderfully drawn illustrations, I’m sure they won’t have a hard time getting into it.
This book is the perfect spooky season read, and is great for getting you into the autumnal mood. Light some candles, eat some gingerbread and delve into the world of magical poems!
Happy spooky season everyone!!