Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant, or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving, and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame, and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale, and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.
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Beautifully read with great talent, these poems are presented with more than just the plainspoken word. Children’s poems here are preformed for the listener’s great pleasure with artful theatre in voices of faithfulness to the poem’s spirit.
I have always loved reading encouraged by my Mum from a very early age. I spent time driving to work and audible is brilliant for this. I'm a nurse and the job can be quite hard at times listening to books can help me to switch off and find some balance in life.
Wonderful to play these poems to my granddaughter and to remember them from my own magical childhood.
Beautifully read with such different actors who obviously enjoy the process.
When you are young you hear poems without understanding half the vocabulary. It is quite funny and pleasant to listen again as an adult.
Narration - varies, and some (especially the rather exaggerated cockneys) were not to my taste.
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