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Daydreams and Jellybeans

Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton

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By Alex Wharton

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14 reviews

From forgotten jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex’s poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the illustrations from Katy Riddell will focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems’ engagement with the natural world.
These poems use rhyme, rhythm and free verse and are ideally suited to performance in a school setting, nurturing a love of language, reading, confidence and self-expression.


01 Aug 2023

I didn’t like the poems Dear Brother and Jellybean because they are very disgusting to read but I liked how the author wrote his poems

29 Jul 2023

The poems are good it’s just there’s only one poem about jellybeans.

03 Nov 2022


15 Sep 2022

I enjoyed reading the poems in this book.

11 Sep 2022

Loved these poems

03 Sep 2022

I enjoyed the poem and my favourite poem was the Jellybean poem.

25 Aug 2022

Very funny

25 Aug 2022

I liked the poems

10 Aug 2022

I loved the jelly bean one and the writing about spiders but not some of the others about clocks or waterfalls. Nothing interested me. It might be good for my friends but not me.

08 Aug 2022

I loved the poems especially the bubble man poem

07 Aug 2022

I liked all the poems especially jelly bean and guilty

05 Aug 2022

Fiction. Loads of poems. Some happy some sad.

24 Jul 2022

The jellybean and guilty were my favourite poems.

13 Aug 2021

A lovely anthology of poems on a range of subjects to entertain and provoke thought. Poems are written in a range of styles, illustrating the variety of ways poetry can be presented. The illustrations beautifully reflect the themes of the poems.

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