On a Bat’s Back£17.50
An Anthology of Poetry for children, drawing on traditional nursery rhymes as well as classic grown-up poems and beautifully illustrated by Roland Pym. Authors range from Anon to Lewis Carroll, Hilaire Belloc, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson and Browning. More modern authors such as TS Eliot, WH Auden and John Betjeman also feature. The collection is arranged in ten chapters covering areas such as Elfs & Fairies, Night-time, the Sea, Weather, Travel and Phantoms. It is a broad collection, handsomely produced. It is designed to give children an attractive introduction to the great world of classic poetry.