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Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar

A delectable assortment of light, melt-in-the-mouth poems for the very young to dip into again and again - the poetic equivalent of good mood food!

Compiled by: John Foster

Suitable for:  Age 5+ years

Price:  £11.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275581-0
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Paperback: 104 pages
Dimensions: 270x230mm

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'Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar
Your dad drives a rusty car
Press the starter
Pull the choke
Off he goes in a cloud of smoke.' Anon

With themes ranging from pets, magic and weather to favourite foods, families and toys, there are poems for every occasion.


  • A re-issue of one of the jewels in OUP's poetry crown: since publication in 1993, the previous paperback edition has sold over 103,000 copies.
  • Includes over 80 poems from a glittering galaxy of more than 50 poets.
  • Features a sparkling new cover design.
  • Compiler, John Foster, is a great advocate of poetry for children through numerous school visits and festival appearances.

This page was last updated on 22 April 2018 at 04:30 GMT


  • [Praise for the previous edition:] 'This collection is brimming with a light-hearted exuberance that is sure to stimulate a love of verse in young children. - Child Education
  • Bridging the gap between nursery rhymes and more sophisticated poems, it's a wonderful pick-and-mix of childhood experiences. - Practical Parenting
  • [Praise for John Foster:] 'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist. - Junior Education
  • John Foster has become a brand name - TES
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