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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


Puppy and the Sausage by Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd., 1998
ISBN 1-85371-858-0
Illustrations © Stewart Curry, 1998


A collection of poems for children of all ages, including adults, is how this book is described on the back cover. One of the Poolbeg Wren series, it is suited for reading aloud with a child or for more confident readers to enjoy alone.

Puppy and the Sausage by Gabriel Fitzmaurice

A large variety of poems about family life are interspersed with very funny poems about everyday happenings.

“Daddy’s Belly”, “Nora” and “A Goodnight Kiss” are three with a distinctive Irish ring to them.

“ I’m the Horse’s Bum in the Panto”, “Smelly Socks and Hairy Legs” and “I’d Like To Be” are examples of the poet’s exact interpretation of child humour.

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