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Stars with Flaming Tails


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 96 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9781913074678

Stars with Flaming Tails

Valerie Bloom, illus by Ken Wilson-Max

Otter-Barry Books

The eagerly awaited new children's poetry collection from one of the UK's best-loved poets.

Mum says she loves me

And I believe her,

Dad says he loves me

And he's not a deceiver.

They say they'll always

Love me forever.

I only wish

They could love me together.

Read about best friends, family life and making pancakes; discover a river dolphin, a poison dart frog and the most dangerous animal in the world; imagine a talking nose, meet the Zimbats of Dingley Dell and find the colour of your dreams! Funny, thoughtful and perceptive, this richly varied collection inspires curiosity and laughter but also a deep sense of wonder at the beauty and mystery of life.

Selling Points

  • First new solo collection for several years by this important poet;
  • Exciting diverse partnership between Valerie Bloom and illustrator Ken Wilson-Max;
  • Includes poems about conservation and the environment;
  • Poems are full of empathy and care for others;
  • Rich in fun, wordplay and imaginative twists.