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Publisher's Summary

An anthology of over 50 classic children's poems, read by some of our finest actors. Full of fun, excitement, and magic, the poems in this collection are guaranteed to spark the imagination and open up a world of wonder.

There are animal poems ("The Duck and the Kangaroo", "Goosie Goosie Gander", and "How Doth the Little Crocodile"), nonsense poems ("The Quangle Wangle's Hat", "The Dong with a Luminous Nose", and "Jabberwocky"), nursery rhymes ("Hey Diddle Diddle", "One Potato"), and lullabies ("Hush Little Baby") - not to mention a wealth of humorous verse.

Favourites from authors such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Louis Stevenson are all here, as well as less familiar but nonetheless hugely entertaining poems such as" The Camel's Complaint"and "The Elephant, or The Force of Habit". Vividly read by Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox, Geoffrey Palmer and Julia McKenzie, these delightful poems will appeal to children of all ages.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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PERFECT, NON-TWADDLE, QUALITY POEMS!

What did you love best about Great Poems for Children?

The poems weren't too long, read by different narrators, appropriate for young children's ears

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My son (3 1/2) and I listened to entire audiobook. It was so wonderful and amazing to hear these quality, beautiful poems. HIGHLY recommended!

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If only modern poets would write such fun poems for us older children. I do miss Ogden Nash.

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I so greatly enjoyed this book. The manner in which each reader brought to life the words of these great poets, wonderful!

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Scarcely sentimental, wildly merrimental

Largely Lear and Carroll and Goose, I’ve never heard these poems read so well, and four excellent narrators mean it’s never boring.

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Poemas infantiles

Estos poemas son agradables, ingeniosos e imaginativos. Están llenos de onomatopeyas y muy bien tados