Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs
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I’ve rounded up a rowdy assembly
Of my own Consequential Dogs
As counterparts to Eliot’s mogs.
Mine are a rough and ready bunch:
You wouldn’t take them out to lunch . . .
But if they strike you as friendly, funny,
Full of bounce and fond of a romp,
Forgetful of poetic pomp,
I trust you’ll take them as you find them
And, at the very least, not mind them.
T. S. Eliot’s best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections ever. At last, in the 80th year of Old Possum’s Cats, we have the companion volume that Eliot had envisaged, written by master poet and Costa-winner, Christopher Reid.
This wonderfully witty and varied collection, illustrated in full-colour by the brilliant Sara Ogilvie, is perfect for younger readers to appreciate. A book that will be enjoyed by generations to come, perfect for reading together!
Reid is a real master craftsman, and even though his poems are pitched at younger readers, perhaps from seven or eight and up, there is plenty for grown-ups to enjoy too
Clever, witty, and with a seemingly effortless mastery of numerous poetic forms, these poems fizz off the page.
A real treat.
The poems are more than worthy of the master.
Here is a book for all ages.
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