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Poetry for reading and/or performing
Suitable for your choice of solos, partners, groups

Once upon a time there were three little pigs,
Handsome and plump but not very big.

Retold as a bouncy, rollicking, tongue-twisting rhyme from snout to tail.

Actor warm-ups and movement activities are included, along with an optional song written to celebrate the happy outcome of this traditional and much-loved story.

This original poem by Ellie is both a reading text as well as being suitable as a performance script to entertain an audience.

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I'd like to be the captain of a great big ship
And give all my passengers a lovely trip ...

This story poem takes readers on a cruise as seen from the Captain's point of view.

Told in snappy rhyming couplets, the reader travels to places well beyond the classroom and into big wide happy world of an ocean voyage.

A nautical glossary is included as a general-knowledge and vocabulary booster.

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This is a tongue-twisting poem written for readers who love their poems to be vivid and LOUD!

It is for all ages, from children through to grownups; school classrooms through to home libraries.

The highly descriptive words and phrases paint a strongly pictorial image, with the illustrations contributing another colourful element in this lively and entertaining tale.

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Mighty Mouth Movers
- Student Book

44 unique rhymes to bounce your mouth and tangle your tongue.

The Mighty Mouth mover rhymes have been written to make the serious business of teaching literacy and in particular how to speak, read and understanding English into a playful but rigorous learning adventure.

The world of wonder comes bouncing into the classroom as each rhyme is explored, helped in no small measure by the illustrations of Sydney artist, Noeline Cassettari.

A4 format.


Mighty Mouth Movers
- Teaching Manual

The Teaching Manual provides a cornucopia of deeper learning possibilities regarding content expansion, method variations, stretching more able learners, unusual revision and re-teaching ideas, oral language confidence-boosters, and listening-skill and thinking development projects.

It provides new ways to assess progress, giving teachers the ways and means to make the daily and on-going literacy journey a powerfully successful one for all abilities of student.

A4 format.


24 pages full colour A4)

These rollicking and all-original poems are built for sharing with friends, performing at school, reciting with family members, presenting on stage, showing off to grandma … and of course reading for fun.

The characters you meet in these pages definitely want to be centre stage, so strut your stuff, dear reader. Let your voice soar. Be loud and glorious. Enjoy the applause!

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This poem is a vivid account of the sounds and sights in a short but dramatic summer storm, written in such a way that reassures young readers not to be afraid of a storm.

The drama is taken from an appreciation of nature rather than fear.

Sound effect words ending in 'ing' are a vocabulary-enlarging feature.

The illustrations have every chance of inspiring budding artists to draw their own versions of the weather.

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(36 pages A4)

A woman called Alice McBean,
Decided to visit the Queen.
   When she came to the palace
   They said ...

Being polite and well-mannered, the characters within these pages are perfectly at ease in homes, schools, waiting rooms and libraries – and anywhere where words are enjoyed.

P.S. Some limericks are tongue-tangling tongue-twisters. There is also one for budding ventriloquists where the lips do not touch - but which one is it?

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Ten Pretty Butterflies
(16 pages A4)

Suitable for home, early childhood organisations and school, this book is a perfect gift!
This full colour A4 landscape book is a visual feast, delighting children and taking them at their own pace into the wonderful world of butterflies, nature, counting and subtracting by ones.

No butterflies come to any harm in this book!
And there's a surprise hiding on every page for sharp-eyed readers.

The vivid illustrations will encourage children to linger and talk about the details, encouraging observation and vocabulary development in a joyful setting.
Activity pages are included as another good fun feature.

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