WINNER OF THE LAUGH OUT LOUD AWARDS AND THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZEJoshua Seigal, winner of the 2020 and 2023 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (the only UK prize for funny children's books voted for entirely by children), brings his raucous humour, creativity and wit to another brilliant collection of poems. Ideal for fans of Michael Rosen, this book will delight all young readers and fans of funny books.
From hilarious to heartfelt poems – and everything in between – this collection offers something for everyone. Discover the eight steps for having a successful tantrum, and why you should NEVER attend a Teddy Bear’s Picnic (you have been warned). Packed full of fun illustrations by Sarah Horne, and covering a range of imaginative topics, Yapping Away is the perfect follow-up to Joshua Seigal’s prize-winning collection I Bet I Can Make You Laugh.
Ideal for children as young as 3 to read with adults, or for children aged 5-7 to read by themselves.
Book Band: Lime (ideal for ages 6+)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
The poems are so playful, gleefully heading off in unexpected directions, and so full of surprises, that it sometimes feels that it’s only the rhythm and the rhyme that is holding them on the page. - Lucy Staines, Books for Keeps
Joshua Seigal is well known for his humorous and inspiring poems and this new collection is every bit as wonderful as his other books. Full of excellent poems, it is perfect for sharing at home or school or for curling up with on your own. - North Somerset Teachers Book Awards
It’s full of fun wordplay, rhymes and humour – nicely illustrated by Sarah Horne – but centred on the sort of things that younger children enjoy and are familiar with. - Poetry Zone
Yapping Away published @BloomsburyEd@joshuaseigal has created an eclectic collection of poems short & snappy with plenty of rhythm & rhyme to enjoy reading aloud, with repeated refrains & onomatopoeia. Handy teachers notes at the back & black & white drawings by @sarahhorne9 - West Sussex Schools Library Service
This is such a lovely collection of poetry. Both of my children, although in particular my 5-year-old, have loved listening to the poems. There have been some that have made them laugh out loud, and others they’ve enjoyed for how they sound or how the poem looks on the page. - Brightibel, Toppsta
A brilliant creation of a variety of poems, carefully crafted by Joshua that can be used in any classroom to spark creativity and imagination. - @digicoled, UKEdChat
If ... you still think, 'I don't like poetry,' this might be the collection for you: Joshua Seigal's very imaginative and wonderful collection. - The Times on 'I Don't Like Poetry'
Yapping Away by the fab @joshuaseigal @KidsBloomsbury poems that are accessible but don't talk down. Deceptively simple poignant poems and full belly laughs. - @SueHardyDawson, poet
When you read this book, the windows will burp and the grass will turn blue. That's how magic these poems are. - Michael Rosen on 'I Don't Like Poetry'
This is a great collection of genuinely funny poems and they're refreshingly original for older primary kids, reflecting their lives and interests. - BookTrust on 'I Bet I Can Make You Laugh'
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