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Rhymes for the Grandchildren: a new collection of poetry for children by Jonty Driver November 25, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in New releases, Peridot Press.

We’re delighted to reveal that our imprint Peridot Press has published a short collection of poems for children by Jonty Driver, Rhymes for the Grandchildren: Moose, Mouse and other Rhymes. This delightful little collection features illustrations by Dutch artist Lieske van de Seijp.

C.J. (“Jonty”) Driver is a poet, novelist and essayist who has published six collections of poems, five novels and a biography. For many years he was a teacher and, in due time, a Headmaster, first of Island School, Hong Kong, then Berkhampstead School, then Wellington College, before returning to be a full-time writer.

Here’s a little taster from Rhymes for the Grandchildren:

The white-tailed deer

The white-tailed deer
Is a flirt
With her tail.
She’s always alert –
You have only to leer
And she’s there.
She’ll say:
Don’t follow me, fellow,
Then she’ll show him the way
With her tail;
She stops, she twists her head
To look right behind
Her behind,
And – without fail –
She puts up her tail
To show:
Don’t follow me, fellow,
But this is the way I go.

Rhymes for the Grandchildren, which would make an excellent little Christmas gift, is available from the John Catt Bookshop for just £6.



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