This anthology is a wonderful amalgam of the humourous, inventive, surprising and profound. When a child begins asking 'Why?', he or she has firmly announced their intention to engage with the world and life. John Agard has arranged his selection of poetry in a way that creates its own narrative drive, the poems question, answer and tease each other. You will be laughing at a clown one minute and contemplating a hangman the next; quaking at Blake's Tyger while worrying for Grace Nichols's weeping Caterpillar. 'How did the sun get up in the sky?' 'Where do giants go to cry?': Why is the Sky? will give you answers, but perhaps not ones you'd expect.
Faber Children PB
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Children's, Teenage & educational