Author(s): HAYNES Jim (ed)
The most comprehensive, authoritative and definitive book of poetry ever published in Australia for children. The famous rub shoulders with schoolyard rhymes, alphabets and nonsense verse. Over 600 of the best verses for children in the English language have been especially chosen, with emphasis on Australian history and heritage.
Before becoming a professional entertainer, songwriter, verse writer and singer in 1988, Jim Haynes taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again! The son of British migrants, Jim attended Sydney Boys' High School and Sydney Teachers' College. While teaching in schools and universities in NSW and Britain he gained two masters' degrees in literature, from New England University and the University of Wales. A professional entertainer and writer since 1988, Jim has released many albums of his own songs, verse and humour. He has won the 'Bush Laureate Book of the Year' four times and has had many songs in the Country Music Charts, including a number one with 'Since Cheryl Went Feral' and a national hit with 'Don't Call Wagga Wagga Wagga'. He has won Country Comedy Song of The Year four times. Jim still tours as an entertainer, he works in radio as the resident weekend Australiana Humourist on Radio 2UE.
1 Adventure, mystery and romance 2 All around Australia 3 Alphabets 4 Birds 5 Cautionary tales 6 Chants and games 7 Childhood 8 Crazy creatures 9 Crazy English - fun with words 10 Creatures 11 Epitaphs 12 Funny stuff 13 Gross + gruesome 14 Life lessons and advice 15 Limericks 16 Moods and feelings 17 Nature 18 Nonsense 19 Tall stories 20 Tonguetwisters