All the Best: The Selected Poems of Roger McGough

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Penguin UK, Jul 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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A wonderful selection of over 100 of Roger's own best-loved poems from his vast Puffin catalogue of poetry collections. Lots of favourites and some lesser known surprises, too. Packed with fabulous Lydia Monks illustrations throughout.
 

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Contents

The Writer of This Poem
The Reader of This Poem
First Day at School
What I Love About School
Head
Class Warfare
Mums and Dads
The Leader
A Cat a Horse and the Sun
Pussy Pussy Puddle Cat
Marmalade
The Cats Protection League
Mafia Cats
Cousin Reggie
Cousin Nell
Uncle Terry

The Boy with a Similar Name
It Wasnt Me Miss
Streemin
Harum Scarum
Butterfingers
Easy Money
Reward and Punishment
Plague Around
Riddle
The Magic Pebble
My Brilliant Friend
A Good Poem
A Great Poem
Apostrophe
Watchwords
Smithereens
The Power of Poets
A Poem Just For Me
Choose the Rhyme
Waxing Lyrical
I Wish I Were a Crochet
The AllPurpose Childrens Poem
The Cackle
No Grannies in This Poem
Pillow Talk
Ive Taken to My Bed
Wink
Top
The Missing Sock
Ive Got a Cold
Wouldnt It Be Funny If You Didnt Have a Nose?
Hide and Seek
Itch
Tantrums
Bottom
Sky in the Pie
The Burp
Lollidollops
Bun Fight
No Peas For the Wicked
Keep Your Eyes Peeled
Cabbage
Vegetarians
The Fight of the Year
Autumn Poem
First Haiku of Spring
Trees Are Great
Why Trees Have Got It All Wrong
Storm
The Snowman
Haiku
Snow and Ice Poems
The Midnight Skaters
In Good Hands
Downhill Racer
Uphill Climb
Pinning up a Notice
Mrs Moon
Icy Fingers
The Sad Astronomer
Mad Ad
One More Battle
Give and Take
FiveCar Family
Everything Touches
Borrowed Time
Eye Sore
Estate
Neighbourhood Watch
Fire Guard
Zebra Crossing
I Say I Say I Say
Eno
Alls Well That Ends
Cautionary Tale
Moany Margaret
Bucket
Strangeways
Blue Macaw
Wiwis
Ostrich
Crow
Seagulls
Love a Duck
Why Do Sheep
A Domesticated Donkey
Poor Old Dead Horses
Hundreds and Thousands
Said the Water Boatman
A Porcupine
Pull the Other One
Goldfish
Didgeridoo
Ticklish
Handfish
Whales
Cross Porpoises
A Conger Eel
Old Hippos
Poor Old Moose
Shark in the Park
Crocodile Farm
The Allivator
An Anaconda
A Water Bison
A Teapet
A Catapillow
A 13Amp Slug
The Brushbaby
Bookworms
A War Thog
Born to Bugle
Bubble Trouble
Good Mates
Me and My Shadow
Potato Clock
Simple Questions
Zombie
The Going Pains
A Ring
What She Did
Joy at the Sound
Fame
Supermans Little Brother
Goodbat Nightman
The Figment Tree
When to Cut Your Fingernails
Tears For the Tooth Fairy
Gruesome
Film
The Scarecrow
Only a Dream?
Pantomime Poem
Customer Service
Im a Grown Man Now
Limps
The Kleptomaniac
The Man Who Steals Dreams
The Tonguetwister
The Sound Collector
Lullaby
Index of First Lines
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at the University of Hull. He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND, and is now one of our most popular poets. He writes for all ages and performs all over the world. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997 and won the Signal Poetry Award in 1998. Roger is heard regularly on radio and is the presenter of Radio 4's POETRY PLEASE. Roger lives in London.

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