THE WORKS 4 really does contain poems about everything. It is divided into 26 alphabetical sections featuring poems about: A the ark and other creatures, B boys' stuff, C celebrations and festivals, D dinosaurs, dragons and dodos, E elements, seasons and the natural world, F friends and families, G girls' stuff, H home life, I impossible, improbable and inexplicable, J journeys, K kissing and other subjects best avoided, L love, death, war and peace, M monsters, ghosts and scary things, N north, south, east and west, O ourselves and others, P places and people, Q queens, kings and historical stuff, R rescuing the world, S senses and feelings, T teachers and school, U unpleasant poems, V viewpoints, W wonder, X words, wordplay, Y young and old, Z zapping aliens and other space poems. It will also contain teachers' notes and a glossary of terms including explanations of different poetic forms.
Pie Corbett writes and edits poetry books for children and resource books for teachers. To date he has published over fifty books and several key schemes. He has run writing workshops, performed poetry and told stories from one end of the country to the other. He is a selector for the 'Children's Poetry Bookshelf' and wrote the poetry objectives for the National Literacy Strategy. He was English Inspector in Gloucestershire. Gaby Morgan is the Editorial Director of the Macmillan Children's Books poetry list. She has edited a number of best-selling anthologies including READ ME: A POEM FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR and BONKERS FOR CONKERS.