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Where’s Brian the Lion?

  This is Brian. He looks very cute and cuddly, but he is vicious. He eats all sorts of animals and doesn’t care what anybody thinks. He sleeps on my bed. Once he nearly ripped my head off while I was sleeping. It was a lucky escape. Here’s a poem about him.      …
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The Cat on the Hat

You’ve heard all about the Cat in the Hat, now comes the cat ON the hat! Meet Bruce, the new cat in my life. He’s one of those hairless Sphynx cats that normally inspire an ‘uuurgh!’ from people who see a picture of them, although he’s the loveliest and friendliest cat I’ve ever known. Because…
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Monster Small, Monster Big

Yes, that’s right, you’re not mistaken, it’s a picture book without pictures. ‘But that’s stupid,’ I hear you cry. I disagree. It just means that the book is already written and the pictures have to be drawn by you! It’s a book of opposites with a difference and there’s a nice little surprise at the…
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Frankfurt Book Fair

So, I was recently lucky enough to be asked by the good people at epubli, the company I publish with, to do a reading of The Wozard of Iz and the Great Blue Ruby at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is the biggest book fair in the world! I also read some poems from my Poetry book…
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Bulubulubulubulubulubulubulub

Well, well, well, three holes in the ground. It has been a long time since I got around to adding a new post to the blog, although nobody reads it anyway, so what’s the point? Actually, there is a point and that point is to let you know that after a long wait my book…
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Nuts for Bananas

I can now tell you that the book of poetry is getting closer. It’s shadow hangs over me like a big rubber vulture. I was originally going to get together 99 poems but have since realised that 99 is a really common number in books and cds. For example, 99 Ways to Tie a Banana…
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I said Bum!

I’ve written quite a few poems over the last five years and will be producing a book of poetry sometime early in 2013. They’re mainly nonsense poems like this one: A Slightly Mental Poem about Animals and Fruit The monkey was a hippo, The hippo was an ape, The apple was an orange, The orange…
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