Wednesday 8 August 2012

Rock and Roll Elephants

Rock and Roll Elephants by Bill Condon, illustrated by Ian Lamont (Hands Up Books)
PB RRP $10
ISBN 9780955558931
Reviewed by Vicki Stanton

This little pocket book of poetry gems by award-winning author Bill Condon will have kids turning pages and giggling away. Off beat humour and clever twists are the order of the day with poems featuring many childhood favourite topics such animals, body parts and food. However, my favourite poem, Auntie Dot, features none of those and is also one of the shortest in the collection:

The world's tidiest person
Is my Auntie Dot.
When she got the measles
She numbered each spot. 

Ian Lamont's black-and-white illustrations appear on every page adding to the humour of the poems. This is a book that will be enjoyed by children of all ages, whether it is read to them or read independently.

Rock and Roll Elephants can be purchased here.

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