Full of wonder and excitement at the discoveries of science, this is another highly original collection of poems from one of Britain's leading poets, uniquely complemented by the witty and entertaining illustrations of a much acclaimed children's books illustrator. Certain to be enjoyed by all who have an interest in science and the natural world, this collection is poetry of the highest order. Providing numerous links between literacy and science and therefore ideal for cross-curricular work in the classroom, subjects range from water vapour to the wind, from robots to outer space, from physics to chemistry and biology. Always entertaining, often thought-provoking and sometimes deeply moving, this is a collection to treasure and return to time and again.
John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools. His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA Englsih GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, LAUGHTER IS AN EGG, and COME BACK TO ME MY BOOMERANG. He lives in Sussex and is married to Grace Nichols, herself a respected Caribbean poet. They have a daughter.