This beautifully presented book features classic pieces by many of the world's much-loved writers and poets, such as Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy. It includes poems that will delight children of all ages, such as Hush Little Baby, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Waltzing Matilda, as well as more challenging works, such as Lord Byron's She Walks in Beauty, William Shakespeare's Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? and My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Split into thematic sections, there are poems of love and adventure, sadness and happiness, travel and discovery - some are hundreds of years old and others are refreshingly modern.
Accompanying the text, Cathie Shuttleworth's intricate illustrations decorate every page, making this lovely book an essential addition to any library.