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‘Something Beginning With P’ – New Poems from Irish Poets
Editor: Seamus Cahsman

Reviewed by Kilmihil Children’s Book Club

This is a wonderful collection of poems from some of Ireland’s best known poets.
The poems are written for children but can be enjoyed by anyone from nine months to ninety.
The illustrations and use of colour in every page makes it a book that anyone, young or old would enjoy dipping into every now and again.

The children really enjoyed this book and each of them had four or five favourites. Some of the favourite poems were ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ by Anne Le Marquand Hartigan , ‘Txt u l8r’ by Aislinn O’ Loughlin , ‘Sad’ by Larry O’ Loughlin, ‘Sa Bhaile’ by Una Leavy, ‘What are we doing yesterday, Granda?’ by Maire Mac an tSaoi, ‘Oidhreacht’ by Aine Ní Ghlinn and ‘Belly Buttons’ by Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

The translations of the Irish poems at the back of the book and the poets’ biographies were of interest to the children also.

Rating: 8 out of 10.