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How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground.

Whether you already write poems, you’ve never written before, or you’re not even sure what a poem is – this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry.

Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Age Range: 5 years and up
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Activity Books (21 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408889498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408889497

Writing Poems In The Sand with Joseph Coelho


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“Designed to strip away the mystery of finding inspiration and writing poetry, and sets out to motivate children to have a go and find their inner poet.”


“How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry.”


“Joseph Coelho has opened my eyes to a whole new world. ‘How to Write Poems‘ is ideal for young writers at home, writing clubs, writing lessons, teachers and poetry fans. This is a Bookwagon essential.”