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Smile Out Loud 25 Happy Poems

Written by Joseph Coelho

Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett

Key Stage 1 Funny Poetry

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A wonderful selection of new poems by a talented team

This is a compendium of poetry full of different styles, different shapes and different rhyme schemes that makes a wonderful read out loud collection that should be in every classroom. Each poem comes with a suggestion of how it might be used or how children might read it to each other, or even act out the different verses of specific poems.

The poems make you smile, make you laugh, make you think, and the bright illustrations add colour, humour and pathos to the collection. Both author and illustrator are prize winners in their own right - making this book a delight from start to finish. Everyone will enjoy reading it plus it can be used across a wide range of ages. If you have read their previous book Poems Aloud you will love this new collection.

Tricia Adams

Smile Out Loud 25 Happy Poems Synopsis

From the fantastic duo behind Poems Aloud comes another compendium of poetry to read out loud and make you smile! Twenty original poems from award winning poet Joseph Coelho designed to be read aloud to project happiness, conjure happiness, make you laugh or cheer others up.

Some are odes, some can be said as personal mantras or just poems full of words that you can't help but smile when you hear them. This is a book for any child who wants to build confidence reading aloud, or wants a way to channel their speech and drama confidence. It is a book to foster a love of words and the power that comes with the spoken word. It will show children how speaking a poem aloud has a certain magic, almost like reading a spell.

Poems can be read aloud to an audience, muttered quietly to oneself or whispered in the ear of someone who needs to hear some cheerful words.

Smile Out Loud 25 Happy Poems Press Reviews

Praise for Poems Aloud;

Discover clever ways to perform poetry with confidence in a collection of 20 of Coelho's original poems, all designed to be read aloud. Now in paperback. - The Bookseller

If anyone is going to convince a child that poetry is cool, it's award-winning children's author, playwright and performance poet Joseph Coelho. [...] If you want to show your children how fun poetry can be, this book is the one for you.  - The Independent

Poetry for children is dead. Really? Not when there are young poets like Joseph Coelho - Books for Keeps

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711271791
Publication date: 10th May 2022
Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator: Daniel Gray-Barnett
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Funny, Poetry

About Joseph Coelho

JOSEPH COELHO is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads by Jacqueline Wilson and The Works 6, edited by Pie Corbett, but Werewolf Club is his first solo collection. He lives in Folkestone, Kent.

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