This is a unique collection of poems that provide a fresh, amusing, and sometimes thought-provoking picture of some of the best-loved members of the animal kingdom.
Although sometimes silly, it is much more than nonsense verse. The funny but very real creatures will raise the readers' curiosity and prompt them to ask questions about the amazing animals with whom we share our planet. The poems appeal to adults as well as children, which makes this an ideal book to be read aloud together.
Gordon Lindsay writes poetry, plays, film scripts, parodies and lyrics to original music. He is a published poet and was a finalist in Poetry Idol at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Most of his work is in the corporate sector devising and performing entertainments for corporate functions and product launches. He was asked to write some poems for Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, which he did with some trepidation as he was replacing the Ogden Nash ones. Some of them are in this book.