Boo to a Goose brings together a selection of the poems John Mole has been writing for children of all ages and most persuasions over the past fifteen years. It contains rhymes, riddles and more serious meditations on the preoccupations of childhood. It ends with a circus sequence, 'The Big Top', which was originally commissioned as the libretto for a music-and-mime entertainment and is ideally suited to classroom use.
Boo to a Goose makes a welcome addition to the range of contemporary poetry for children. John Mole is regarded as one of our most versatile poets, and Mary Norman's witty, observant illustrations are a delight in themselves.
’John Mole joins Ted Hughes and Charles Causley in that select group of contemporary poets who can write for children with complete directness and sincerity.’ Use of English
’John Mole, so excellently a communicator to children, is the ideal poet to give pupils an entry into the best of contemporary poetry’. The School Librarian
’He writes conspicuously well on themes which touch on children.’ Financial Times
’. . . one of the most accomplished and salutary poets of the age.’ Poetry Review